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Brighter Lives, Better World

Progress update

1 year

Brighter Lives, Better World


It’s been one year since our CEO Eric Rondolat launched our sustainability program ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’ at Climate Week NYC. Through this ambitious program, we’re committing ourselves to taking some big leaps forward by 2020. And in just one year since the launch, we’ve made significant gains towards meeting those goals. To learn more, check out the promising numbers below or watch our video to see how we did it. 

Reducing energy consumption with Philips sustainable lighting

Goal: 80% sustainable revenues
by 2020

Since launch: 77% of our revenues came from sustainable products, systems or services.

Goal: deliver 2 billion LED lamps
and luminaires by 2020

We are the first lighting company to break through the one billion LED milestone (since 2015).

2 billion led

Goal: carbon neutral operations by 2020

Our current net carbon footprint is 313 kilotonnes of CO2.
75% of our used electricity came from renewable sources.

Carbon neutral operations

Goal: zero waste to landfill by 2020

Since launch: 1884 tonnes of waste was sent to landfill. 88% of all our manufacturing waste is recycled.

zero waste to landfill

Goal: safe and healthy workplace

Total Recordable Case (TRC) rate 0.35 by 2020. 

We recorded the lowest TRC rate ever: 0.40 per 100 FTEs.

Safe and healthy workplace

Goal: sustainable supply chain

Performance rate of 90% by 2020.

Since launch: We achieved a supplier sustainability performance rate of 89%.

Sustainable supply chain

Our achievements so far

Here are some examples of the achievements we have made as part of our Brighter Lives, Better World program.
Logo for Dow Jones Sustainability index

Industry leader in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Logo for CDP A list

Recognized on the Climate A list

Logo for Carbon Clean 200

First lighting company in Carbon Clean 200

Logo for Corporate Knights

Ranked 7th in the 2017 Corporate Knights Index

Brighter Lives,
Better World


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