Signify, the world leader in lighting, achieved carbon neutrality for its Latin American operations, putting the company well on track to realize carbon neutrality for all of its operations in 2020.
Since 2016, the company already became carbon neutral in the US, Greater China, the Benelux, Middle East & Turkey, Canada, Iberia, UK & Ireland, France and Italy, Israel and Greece.
The team in Latin America achieved carbon neutrality by reducing carbon emissions in 2018 by 22% including a reduction of 61% from air freight, 20% from ocean freight and 14% from industrial sites. It offsets the remaining emissions through contributions to projects that have a positive environmental and social impact, including the Colombian reforestation project.
“The goals of the Paris Agreement seem to be harder to reach than ever before, making it all the more important that corporations take action to fight climate change. That’s why I’m so proud of the commitment our employees in Latin America have put into this achievement. This is another major step on our way to complete carbon neutrality, which is the cornerstone of our Brighter Lives, Better World sustainability program,” said Sergio Villalon, Market Leader, Latin America.
Signify introduced its “Brighter Lives, Better World” sustainability program in 2016, setting ambitious sustainability goals for 2020, consisting of two pillars: