Carbon offsetting

    Our carbon offsetting program


    Being a carbon neutral company, we invest in several carbon emission reduction projects. These projects help us support communities in emerging economies to transition to a low-carbon economy. Our selected projects also drive social, economic, and environmental progress for the communities within which they operate.


    We have partnered with South Pole, a global market leader in sustainability solutions, products and services that helps companies reach their most ambitious climate and sustainability commitments. Thanks to this partnership, we have gained access to over a decade’s worth of experience in creating global impact through green power, carbon credits, and developing verified and certified emission reduction projects. 

    “We congratulate Signify for continuing to champion the results-based climate action we so urgently need. South Pole is thrilled to have been supporting Signify on its Climate Journey for nearly half a decade now, helping to channel Signify's support to not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions in India, Colombia, and Zimbabwe, among others, but also to benefit the well-being of local communities around the world.”


    Renat Heuberger, CEO South Pole

    Carbon Offsetting Projects

    Signify enables carbon offsetting projects

    Local Workers

    Local workers talk about our project in Colombia

    Our carbon offsetting projects

    Kariba REDD+ forest protection in Zimbabwe

    Kariba forest protection in Zimbabwe


    More than a third of Zimbabwe’s once majestic forests are gone. The project ensures that 785,000 hectares of forest and wildlife on the southern shores of Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba are now being protected. Beyond saving the environment, a range of activities support the independence of local communities. Agricultural workshops, low-emission brick-making, establishing fast-growing fuel-wood plantations, and ecotourism provide employment and protect endemic wildlife including endangered Black Rhinos.

    Hydropower plants which generate clean renewable electricity across rural south western China

    Huóshui grouped small hydropower in China


    The Rural China Grouped Small Hydro Project consists of a group of 88 small-scale hydropower plants which generate clean renewable electricity across rural south western China. Carbon credits are used to fund social initiatives like disaster relief funds, and agricultural and education programs. Agricultural workshops on growing fruit trees and other sustainable crops offer increased income opportunities for local farmers.

    Reforestation in northern Colombia

    Reforestation in northern Colombia


    Hectares of infertile land, degraded by illegal cattle grazing and gold mining, are restored by permanent reforestation and long-term monitoring of forests in northern Colombia. The project has a particular focus on biodiversity, promoting sustainable management of forest area. The project has restored 1,116 hectares of forest in Cáceres and 9,640 hectares of land have been surveyed and mapped in Cravo Norte. Over 150 jobs have been created for the local community, 20 local tree species and 75 plants have been planted, and critically endangered species such as jaguars, turtles, parrots and monkeys have returned.

    Sahyadri windpower in India

    Mitcon wind power in India


    This bundle of small- and middle-sized windfarms not only delivers emission free energy to the grid, the different project owners are also concerned with sustainable development of the rural regions their wind turbines are located in. Several local and regional programs which are aimed at improving the current health, education and employment situation receive support, providing communities with long term benefits such as scholarships, vocational trainings, and healthcare.

    gas recovery in china

    Landfill gas recovery in China


    Decomposing organic materials in landfills generate large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times stronger than CO2. To keep this methane from damaging our climate and to make use of its potential as a sustainable energy source, this project has set up a landfill gas collection system to manage both solid waste disposal and local energy supply in a sustainable way. The landfill is covered, and the captured methane is fed into a power plant. In the end, the generated electricity is fed into the grid to supply the inhabitants of Suzhou with clean, non-fossil energy.

    Mytrah wind power in Run-of-river hydropower in Vietnam

    Run-of-river hydropower in Vietnam


    In the mountainous Son La province of Vietnam, one can see the benefits of sustainable energy production. Most of the light and heat comes from burning wood or from dirty and inefficient diesel generators; leading to deforestation, soil erosion, and harmful air emissions. The run-of-river hydro plant operates without a dam, avoiding problems of dam construction, flooding, resettlement, and environmental impacts on river flora. Now, the use of locally produced renewable energy allows for sustainable development without emissions harmful to people and planet. By supplying a stable electricity output, this project supports sustainable economic development of rural villages, improving the infrastructure, and generating jobs.

    Off-grid solar energy project

    Off-grid solar energy project in India


    In Gumla district, more than 500,000 people lack access to electricity. After sunset everything shuts down. Bringing light to them is not just about covering their basic needs. It catalyzes a full transformational journey towards employment, better health and improved overall wellbeing. Through this project we’re able to help people who wouldn’t normally be served by a commercial energy company. The Gumla project develops renewable energy power plants which avoid burning fossil fuels and thereby reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Each solar panel is expected to last 25 years, at which point new solar panels will be provided, ensuring project continuity.

    Signify Climate Action Report

    In 2021, Signify completed the first year of its ambitious Brighter Lives, Better World 2025 program. At the same, and for the very first time, Signify publishes its first-ever Climate Action Report, illustrating its progress in taking climate action across the entire value chain.


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