Circular economy

    Earth is circular.

    Lighting should be circular, too.


    In 2022, we used 1.7 times the resources our planet can sustain. To transition to a sustainable and circular economy, we need to rethink the way we produce and consume. There’s no plan B for our home planet.


    At Signify, we’re on a mission to make people’s lives brighter and to create a better world with environmentally friendly light. For this reason, we’re driving the development of eco-friendly products that can be reprinted, refurbished, reused, and recycled.


    We aim to double our revenues from circular products, systems, and services to 32% by the end of 2025. We’re committed to more sustainable packaging, phasing out plastics from all consumer packaging, and sending zero waste to landfill. We also have programs in place to aim for a yearly reduction of 5% for our water usage and hazardous waste.

    Signify driving sustainability, circular economy and eco friendly products

    Our circularity commitments

    Sending zero

    manufacturing waste to landfill


    our Circular revenues to 32% by the end of 2025

    2.5 million kg

    consumer plastic packaging saved annually

    We need to transform our system


    The current linear method of production is exhausting the planet’s resources and producing ever more waste. Lighting for circularity is ringing in a new era and enabling the shift from a linear to a circular economy.

    Linear economy
    Linear economy
    Products are designed to be disposed at end of life
    Recycling economy
    Recycling economy
    Some materials are recycled and reused in the same or a different use chain at end of life
    Circular economy
    Circular economy
    With a reduce-reuse-recycle approach, eco-friendly products are designed to be serviced, upgraded, reused, and refurbished

    Signify supports the United Nations Strategic Development Goals

    Our circular economy activities are guided by UN SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).
    UN SDG 12

    Lighting for circularity products, services and systems help to reach sustainability development goals

    Signify circular economy Reduce Reuse Recycle sustainability development goals

    Lighting for circularity products

    We design environmentally friendly products and parts to be serviceable, reuseable, refurbishable and recyclable.

    Lighting for circularity services

    We maximize the lifetime and flexibility of our eco-friendly luminaires through our services.

    Lighting for circularity systems

    We maximize energy savings and optimize maintenance with smart lighting systems.

    Lighting for circularity products

    3D-printed luminaires


    Our 3D-printed luminaires are serviceable, modular, and easily upgradable.


    Our choice of materials and production methods is guided by our commitment to reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact. Our Coastal Breeze collection, for example, is 3D-printed using discarded fishing nets for cleaner oceans and a low carbon footprint. We reduce waste throughout the production process by eliminating mass production and stockpiling. We recycle in-house and reuse rejected parts that did not pass our quality control.


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    Materials that make a difference

    Bio circular materials

    At least 55%

    bio-circular materials
    Waste materials

    At least 65% 

    production waste materials
    Recycled materials


    recycled materials from used products

    Lighting for circularity services

    Lighting for circularity services

    Service packages for sustainable investments and operations


    We create lighting solutions with the circular economy in mind—customized to suit your business needs and aligned with a clear set of key performance indicators. These solutions include everything from design and build to operation and maintenance.

    Lighting for circularity systems

    Lighting for circularity systems

    Maximum control, Minimum footprint


    Our Interact connected lighting systems can have a significant impact on the environmental performance of your lighting and support you in reaching your sustainability goals. Not only do they help reduce excess illumination by automatically adapting lighting schemes to actual illumination needs across all your indoor and outdoor spaces, but they can also reduce maintenance needs and maximize system availability with remote monitoring and data-rich alerts.

    Lighting for circularity systems

    Everyone benefits when products, services and systems work hand in hand

    More sustainable use of material
    Immediate energy savings
    Immediate energy savings
    No upfront investment
    No upfront investment*
    Latest lighting installation
    Latest lighting installation
    Guaranteed performance
    Guaranteed performance*
    End of contract audit
    End of contract audit
    *only applicable for the circular managed services

    Many applications, many benefits


    Lighting for circularity brings many benefits to the table that make a wide range of application areas more sustainable and environmentally friendly across the board.


    Discover what Signify can do for you

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