Philips aims to be climate neutral by 2020
- Philips strives since 2020 no more greenhouse gas emissions. The technology group made that commitment in the framework of the Climate Summit to be held in Paris.
Philips estimates that emissions between 2007 and this year has been reduced by 40 percent. Over the next five years should the process be speeded up, notably by reducing energy consumption and the number of business flights.The company was previously a member of the so-called RE100 program, including companies endeavor fully to turn renewable energy. At Philips, the share of cleaner energy 8 percent of the total in 2008 to 55 percent in 2014. LED-lightingCEO Eric Rondolat of the lighting division of Philips would like to see more ambitious targets when it comes to improving energy efficiency. " Efforts to prevent a temperature rise on Earth have failed. Wider use of LED lighting based on solar energy and the renovation of existing infrastructure in cities would have a huge positive impact, '' said Rondolat.The lighting industry has in the eyes of Rondolat take the lead because 19 percent of the global energy generated goes to lighting. At a global transition to LED lighting energy consumption in 2030 will be 53 percent lower than if we continue at the current rate, he was counting on.