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Sustainability

42%


carbon neutral today. Commitment to be 100% carbon neutral by 2020

77%


of our revenues come from sustainable products, systems and services. Commitment of 80% by 2020

80%


of our purchased electricity comes from renewable sources

87%


We recycle up to 87% of our manufacturing waste

Industry Leader in the 2018 DJSI


We are proud to announce that for the second year in a row Signify is named Industry Leader in the Electrical Components and Equipment category of the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This is the highest level of recognition and we are delighted to have been acknowledged for our strong performance in sustainability, thanks to our ambitious sustainability program ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’.

 

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Brighter Lives, Better World  

 

At Signify, we are taking a leading role to bring better light to the world and to help provide a more sustainable future. We do this by delivering light which is energy efficient, saves resources, and improves lives. At Signify, we also ‘walk the talk’ and commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. We are driving our zero waste to landfill program, striving for a zero injury workplace, and are engaging suppliers for a sustainable supply chain.

 

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At Signify, we are taking a leading role to bring better light to the world and to help provide a more sustainable future. We do this by delivering light which is energy efficient, saves resources, and improves lives. At Signify, we also ‘walk the talk’ and commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. We are driving our zero waste to landfill program, striving for a zero injury workplace, and are engaging suppliers for a sustainable supply chain.
At Signify, we are taking a leading role to bring better light to the world and to help provide a more sustainable future. We do this by delivering light which is energy efficient, saves resources, and improves lives. At Signify, we also ‘walk the talk’ and commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. We are driving our zero waste to landfill program, striving for a zero injury workplace, and are engaging suppliers for a sustainable supply chain.

2018 Q3 results Brighter Lives, Better World

 

We’ve made significant steps towards meeting our sustainability goals

 

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SDG-7
SDG-11
SDG-12
SDG-13

Our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

 

As global leaders of innovation in lighting we believe we play an important role in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our 2020 Brighter Lives, Better World commitments ensure that our products, systems and services continue to secure a more sustainable future. We believe that we can drive change to achieve the global goals best by focusing on the areas where we can be most influential. Therefore we are committed and actively working to help achieve SDGs 7, 11, 12, and 13.
 

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There is strength in numbers, which is why we work closely with our suppliers, peer groups, industry organizations and academia to create products and systems that make a real difference and to push boundaries and innovate.

 

Some of our partnerships include:
 

StEP: solving the E-waste Problem
 

En.lighten intitative: a public & private partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), industry and countries. The aim is to drive the conversion to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies
 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: leading the way in building capabilities towards a circular economy

There is strength in numbers, which is why we work closely with our suppliers, peer groups, industry organizations and academia to create products and systems that make a real difference and to push boundaries and innovate.

 

Some of our partnerships include:
 

StEP: solving the E-waste Problem
 

En.lighten intitative: a public & private partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), industry and countries. The aim is to drive the conversion to environmentally sustainable lighting technologies
 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: leading the way in building capabilities towards a circular economy

  • Carbon neutral

    Carbon neutral

    As part of our new sustainability program, ”Brighter Lives, Better World”, Signify , formerly Philips Lighting committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020.

  • Circular lighting

    Circular lighting

    Signify Circular lighting is the most sustainable approach to illumination, where you only pay for what you need: light. Minimize waste and create instant savings!

  • Brighter lives, better world

    Brighter lives, better world

    Through the Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, sustainability 2020 vision we will unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives in a better world.

  • Sustainable lighting

    Sustainable lighting

    Energy-efficient lighting is a fast and cost-effective way to reduce emissions and combat climate change.

  • Sustainable operations

    Sustainable operations

    In addition to making our products more sustainable, we also focus on improving the environmental and safety performance of our manufacturing facilities and our supply chain.

  • Product compliance

    Product compliance

    Environmental legislation for Signify, formerly Philips Lighting is becoming increasingly important. From simple lamp replacements to complex renovations, we can help our customers to comply. We understand the requirements and can offer support in making the right decisions. 

  • Social impact

    Social impact

    We’re improving lives by providing energy-efficient light that creates safer and more livable cities, fosters food growth and alleviates light poverty.

  • Sustainable Supply Chain

    Sustainable Supply Chain

    We want to make a difference through sustainable supply management and responsible sourcing. This goes beyond compliance: we cooperate with our suppliers to have a positive and lasting impact.

Sustainability at the heart of our business

 

Take a look at our 2017 sustainability results in our annual report.

 

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Case studies

  • High Tech Campus

    High Tech Campus

    Overall maintenance and responsibilty of the lighting system at the carparks has been shifted from the user to Philips, saving a lot of time and maintenance.

  • LA: a smart city pioneer

    LA: a smart city pioneer

    The city of LA has connected 110,000 light points. With it's connected lighting system, Los Angeles is a smarter, safer and more vibrant city.

  • The Edge

    The Edge

    At The Edge, a state-of-the-art Philips connected lighting system helps create a more comfortable, productive, and sustainable environment.

Our corporate social responsibility program


Through our social responsibility program, we bring illumination and more to the lives of underserved people in communities around the world. Through light we enable access to education, health and wellbeing, enhance safety and security and facilitate opportunities for financial empowerment or simply improve the quality of life.

 

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Downloads

  • Annual report

    Annual report

    Looking back on a historic year marking continued progression toward achieving our strategic sustainability goals

  • Carbon neutral

    Carbon neutral

    As part of our new sustainability program, ”Brighter Lives, Better World”, Signify , formerly Philips Lighting committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020.

  • Infographic: Brighter Lives, Better world

    Infographic: Brighter Lives, Better world

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