Annual report

    Our 2020 Annual Report sustainability results


    In 2020, our Brighter Lives, Better World 2020 program came to an end and we’ve reached all our commitments. Sustainability is central to our company strategy and purpose, which is why it is a key focus in our 2020 Integrated Annual Report. By the end of 2020, Signify had over-performed on most of its commitments. Take a look at some highlights from our report or download the full Annual Report.

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    Annual Report 2020



    Annual Report Supplements to the Sustainability Statement


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    Sustainable revenues

    Sustainable revenues are defined as products with an energy efficiency of 66lm/W and higher as well as all systems and services, as these provide additional energy savings. In 2020, sustainable revenues grew to an all-time high of 84.1%.

    Global lighting challenge


    In September 2019, Signify celebrated surpassing its five-year commitment to deliver two billion LED lamps and luminaires in support of the “Global Lighting Challenge” at the Climate Week NYC. At the end of 2020, Signify delivered 2.9 billion LED lamps and luminaires, effectively avoiding more than 72 megatonnes of CO2 being emitted.

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    Carbon neutral operations


    Since September 2020, we are carbon neutral in our operations and use 100% renewable electricity. In 2020, we reduced our carbon emissions by 28% year-on-year.

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    Zero waste to landfill


    In 2020, we reached our commitment to send zero manufacturing waste to landfill for our manufacturing sites and recycled up to 91% of our manufacturing waste.

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    Safe and healthy workplace


    The total recordable case (TRC) rate in 2020 was 0.22 per 100 FTEs. This is a decline of 31% compared to 2019 (0.32).

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    Sustainable supply chain


    We achieved a supplier sustainability performance rate of 99% in 2020.

    Our promise


    For 2025 we go beyond and will double our positive impact on society. Read about our sustainability commitments for brighter lives and a better world.


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    How we create value


    At Signify we aim to create long-term value beyond financial performance. Our approach is to optimize value through financial, environmental and social resources. Our activities and our way of doing business impact customers, employees, investors and society at large.


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