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Signify: circular lighting to protect value

Francois Darsy, Head of Office & Industry Marketing, Signify France
Lighting currently accounts for 14% of electricity use around the world, making it an issue of major concern.
François Darsy
Head of Office & Industry Marketing, Signify France


Light has impacts that are environmental, economic, social and cultural. Our aim is develop solutions that align with actions worldwide to protect the climate and promote the circular economy, health, well-being, safety and security.

Lighting currently accounts for 14% of electricity use around the world, making it an issue of major concern. Designed with and for users, our products, systems and services contribute to boosting the environmental performance of buildings. LED lighting, which uses less electricity, can deliver energy savings of 50% to 90% compared to conventional lighting technologies.

To guarantee long-term performance in use, we now offer a circular lighting service where clients purchase lighting services for their premises rather than lamps and fittings. This focus on use over ownership delivers warranted performance in terms of lux output, electricity use, and availability. At the end of a contract, Signify is responsible for recovering products for reuse, reconditioning and recycling.

An article from the next issue of the Veolia Institute's Review - FACTS Reports to be published soon.

Faced with the limitations of our linear production and consumption model and the historical waste management system, the transition to a circular economy has become a necessity. This transformation requires significant changes in behavior on the part of actors (companies, consumers/citizens), which public policies must encourage. An innovative and job-creating circular economy will scale up at the company level, as well as within larger ecosystems, thanks to new business models.

In partnership with the Scientific Management Centre at the Mines ParisTech academy, the Veolia Institute is preparing the next issue of its review FACTS Reports, to be published in the summer of 2021, on the theme of "Industries and waste: on the road to the circular economy". This issue, coordinated by Franck Aggeri, Joël Ntsondé and Helen Micheaux, will bring together some fifteen contributions from researchers, international organizations, local authorities, associations and companies.

The Veolia Institute conducts foresight work on issues at the crossroads of the environment and society. Through conferences, a review and forward-looking working groups, the Veolia Institute brings together and disseminates the experience and expertise of various players to offer a wide perspective on major environmental and societal issues.
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