Signify has achieved carbon neutrality for all its operation across the globe. While the company progresses towards its remaining commitments for 2020, it will embark on a new five-year journey in which it will focus on doubling its positive impact on the environment and society.
Signify has reduced its operational emission by more than 70% since 2010, by adopting to energy-efficient technologies at its sites, to more sustainable modes of transport and optimized logistics planning, and reduce travel more sustainably. It also uses 100% renewable electricity, supported through two power purchase agreements in Texas and Poland. The balance of emission reductions is achieved through a carbon offsetting program with projects aimed at benefiting the wellbeing of local communities.
Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group said: “We would like to congratulate Signify on their fantastic achievement of carbon neutrality across all operations in 2020. We have been working in partnership with Signify for over 10 years to accelerate the global adoption of energy-efficient LED lighting and through Signify’s support of RE100 and EV100. The 2020s are the Climate Decade as we need to halve global emissions by 2030 to get us on track to meet the goals of the Paris agreement, we need more companies to follow Signify’s lead in setting their own net-zero targets.”
Eric Rondolat, CEO, Signify said: “I’m extremely proud of all the Signify employees and thank them for supporting our carbon neutrality objective. It is a truly significant achievement for us and we call on many others to join us. However, the world is still facing demographic change, urbanization, climate change and resource scarcity. This is not a time to pause and celebrate, but a time to become even more ambitious and accelerate our efforts to address these challenges. This means that when it comes to sustainability, we will go beyond carbon neutrality and double our positive impact on the environment and society in 2025.”