10 September 2020
Lumileds issues 2019 Sustainability Report
Lumileds LLC of San Jose, CA, USA has released its 2019 Sustainability Report, which details its progress in supporting the transition to a worldwide low-carbon economy. In the report, Lumileds highlights how its lighting solutions contribute to positive changes in energy usage, safety, and health and well-being. The firm follows a formalized sustainability agenda that identifies specific priorities and tracks progress.
The sustainability objectives are based on creating value for customers through sustainable innovations, reducing the environmental footprint of the firm’s operations, driving improvements in the supply chain toward compliance with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and preventing injuries. Lumileds has aligned its sustainability efforts with external frameworks such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and identified four SDGs to make the most significant contribution: climate action, good health and well-being, affordable and clean energy, and responsible consumption and production.
Lumileds says that its development of energy-efficient, low-carbon LED lighting technologies supports urgent action to combat climate change. Its LED lighting products have helped end-users reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions (GHG) emissions by an amount that is 35 times greater than Lumileds’ GHG emissions in 2019. Compared with conventional lighting, the firm’s products emitted 49% less total carbon dioxide in 2019, saving 3.93 million metric tons of CO2 in the illumination and automotive market, it is reckoned.
For Lumileds, 2019 was a transformative year. Despite economic challenges in the industry, the firm’s scientists and engineers continued to increase product performance while achieving significant reductions in energy use and water consumption. Lumileds also lowered its carbon emissions and waste.
“Maintaining a safe environment for our worldwide employees is the highest priority, and the current pandemic has only reinforced that intention,” says Jan van Rompay, director of sustainability. “The 2019 report highlights our commitment to safety and our strong performance in occupational health and safety. In 2019 over 15,000 injury prevention actions were performed at our sites,” he adds. “Our global effort during the pandemic has been a stress test for our governance mechanisms and a demonstration of their resilience in managing extreme events.”