Doubling the pace of the Paris Agreement


    Global temperatures are rising. The last five years were the hottest ever recorded. In 2015, the Paris Agreement set a commitment to keep the global average temperature within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.


    Signify aims to double the pace of the Paris Agreement over our complete value chain, both in our operations and by enabling customers and suppliers to advance their positive climate impact to cut their emissions with our energy-efficient and solar products, systems, and services. We contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals 13 and 7 by aiming to reduce 70% of absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and 30% of absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 2030.

    21 million tonnes

    CO2 e avoided in 2022 


    renewable electricity in our operations 


    CO2 e reduction in own operations vs. 2010 


    less energy consumed with Ultra Efficient A-class vs. standard LED

    Driving sustainability in our operations


    Our sustainable operations program focuses on reducing our carbon footprint, improving the environmental and safety performance of our manufacturing facilities, and minimizing the amount of manufacturing waste that ends up in landfills. We employ energy-efficiency measures and renewable energy in our efforts to ensure a healthy future for generations to come.


    Our environmental policies and management framework are based on the international ISO 14001 standard, and we also comply with the ISO 50001 energy management standard. We expect that all our manufacturing sites will be ISO 14001 certified by the end of 2024.

    Signify supports the United Nations Strategic Development Goals

    Our decarbonization efforts are guided by the UN SDGs 7 (affordable and clean energy) and 13 (climate action).
    UN SDG 7
    UN SDG 13

    Avoiding carbon emissions in the product use phase

    By the end of 2025, we aim to reduce our scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions (direct and indirect emissions from our activities) by 40% as compared to 2019. As shown in the graph, 97% of our emissions are produced in the product use phase of the value chain. By offering energy-efficient, sustainable lighting products, we help our customers achieve millions of tonnes of reductions in CO2 e.
    At the end of 2022, the total CO2 e emissions avoided through energy-efficient and connected LED lighting sales was 21 million tonnes, as compared to conventional lighting technology.

    Reducing supplier carbon emissions


    At Signify, we continue to engage with our suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint. Our approach is to proactively initiate, develop, and support GHG emission reduction activities at suppliers through our partnership with the global CDP Supply Chain program. In 2022, we invited 501 of our strategic suppliers to join the program. As a result of all our activities, we estimate that we saved 24 million tonnes of CO2 e in our supply base in 2022.


    Learn about our responsible supply chain



    Reducing logistics and transport carbon emissions


    Through memberships and partnerships, we strive to scale zero-carbon solutions in our supply chain and logistics operations.


    As an active member of the Clean Cargo partnership and the WBCSD Transforming Heavy Transport project, we engage in cross-industry collaboration and strive to lower the carbon footprint of our freight transport.


    In 2022, we renewed our partnership with key ocean freight partner Maersk and supported them in launching new vessels that operate on zero-carbon fuels.

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    Signify estimates are based on numerous sources, references, and data points
    For more details about Signify’s commitments and results, read our annual report and sustainability supplements