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Carbon neutral

Our 2020 carbon neutral commitment


Everyone at Signify is enthusiastic to play their part in making our company as sustainable as possible. We’re well on our way to becoming carbon neutral in all our operations by 2020, saving energy in factories and offices, optimizing our logistics and supply chain, and reducing business travel. At the end of 2016 we had already reduced our carbon footprint by 54% and increased our use of renewables globally to 67%. By showing leadership on our journey to carbon neutrality, our employees are becoming ambassadors for sustainability.

Nicola Kimm, Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety


Reduction in carbon footprint from 2015 to 2017

CDP A-lister

For 2 consecutive years

Industry leader

In the 2017 and 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index 

2°C targets

Approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative
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Our journey to become carbon neutral

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Read about our latest carbon neutral achievement

The road to becoming a carbon neutral company

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Industrial operations

Invest in energy efficiency projects


Carry out energy savings walkthroughs and 3rd party energy scans with our energy providers

Help energy intensive operations to reduce energy consumption


Reduce the use of substances that have a high global warming potential

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Non-Industrial operations

Use flex-working across our organization


Use intelligent systems to regulate lighting and heating in our offices and use our spaces more efficiently



Continously check our supply chain to ensure it is as efficient as possible


Focus on reducing the number of logistical operations that take place


Focus on using only the most environmentally friendly carriers


Create transparency on the environmental impact of our ocean transportation.

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Business travel

Reach our reduction targets for each department across the business


Enable efficient working models making sure our employees can work from any location and have the tools needed for ‘virtual’ working with colleagues around the globe without the need to travel

Our achievements so far

Reduced carbon footprint by 51% from 2007 to 2017
Received top results in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Carbon Disclosure Project
Reached Industry Leader status in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Committed to operating within the planet’s limits with science-based targets

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At the UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in 2015, governments worldwide came together to discuss the future of our planet. To prevent catastrophic climate change, a global commitment was made to limit global warming to well below 2oC, with the aim of 1.5oC. To achieve this we need to collectively transition towards decarbonization.

In support of this, Signify commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 70 % by 2030 from 2015 base-year. Signify also commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from use of sold products 30 % by 2030 from 2015 base-year.


Formally approved by Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), these commitments demonstrate how our 2020 targets to become carbon neutral and source 100% renewable electricity align our operations with the 2oC pathway needed to live within the planet’s limits. From 2007 to 2017 we already achieved a 51% reduction in our carbon footprint, and continue to build on this success. By delivering 2 billion LED lamps and luminaires by 2020 we will also help limit the environmental impact of our customers, accelerating the transition to decrease global electricity consumption.


Read more about our science-based targets in this blog by Nicola Kimm, Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety.

Carbon offsetting

Helps us to drive social economic and environmental progress in communities.


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Downloads and inspiration

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