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 2019 we had already reduced our footprint by 45% and increased our use of renewables globally to 94%. 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 of carbon footprint from 2015 to 2019

    CDP A-lister

    For 3 consecutive years

    Industry leader

    In the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index 

    1.5°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

    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 2 °C, with the aim of 1.5 °C. 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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