FCA member since August 2020
In June 2018 Signify, together with Fairphone and Huayou Cobalt co-founded the Fair Cobalt Alliance.
Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers, and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our energy efficient lighting products, systems and services enable our customers to enjoy a superior quality of light, and make people’s lives safer and more comfortable, businesses more productive and cities more liveable.
With 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, approximately 39,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries, we’re unlocking the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.
Cobalt is mainly found in the batteries of our products, specifically in emergency lighting. Signify cooperates with suppliers to trace our Cobalt to the upstream Cobalt supply chain and works within the FCA to improve the living conditions of miner families working In the ASM operations.
“As a responsible company, we aim to use our expertise and knowledge of lighting to give back to the communities in which we operate. We co-founded the FCA to engage with local communities in the DRC and improve their living conditions. For example, our solar project that will deliver clean-technology-based lighting systems to schools, communal spaces and institutions, empowering communities to be safer, more active, and economically productive after sunset.”
Access to light, underpinned by access to affordable and clean energy, is a key enabler in providing fundamental services to diverse aspects of human life – education, gender equality, livelihood and income generation, community development, and climate action.
Head of Supply Chain Sustainability