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Carbon neutral

Our 2020 carbon neutral commitment


Everyone at Philips Lighting 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 2016 we had already reduced our carbon footprint by 54% and increased our use of renewables globally to 67%. By showing leadership on our journey to carbon neutrality, our employees are becoming ambassadors for sustainability.
Nicola Kimm, Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety

Our journey to become carbon neutral


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The road to becoming a carbon neutral company

Industrial operations

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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

Non-Industrial operations

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Use flex-working across our organization


Use intelligent systems to regulate lighting and heating in our offices and use our spaces more efficiently


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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.

Business travel

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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

Our achievements so far

Reduced carbon footprint by 54% from 2007 to 2016
Received top results in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Carbon Disclosure Project
Reached Industry Leader status in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index


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Carbon offsetting
Helps us to drive social economic and environmental progress in communities.

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