Sustainability at Lumileds

Lumileds 2018 Sustainability Report

We are proud to share Lumileds' first Sustainability Report - an expression of our commitment to building a more sustainable future.

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Here at Lumileds, seeking sustainable solutions helps us push the boundaries of light.

We are committed to a culture of engaged employees striving for the highest standards of quality and responsibility in creating products that make life safer, better, and more beautiful.

Product Innovation

Our energy-efficient product innovations contribute meaningfully to the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Responsible Operations

Our workplace and manufacturing practices prioritize the wellbeing of our employees and resource conservation.

Acting With Integrity

We act with integrity to uphold the practices expected by our customers, investors, regulators, and partners, and seek out suppliers that do the same.

"Lumileds is a company that focuses intently on illuminating the world with the most durable, efficient and appealing light. As we light the world, we also protect it. I’m extremely proud of the care and passion our employees have with all aspects of quality and responsibility in creating products that make life safer, better, and more beautiful."
Dr. Jon RichCEO Lumileds

Identifying our Sustainability Priorities

Lumileds prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues that have the greatest impact on our business and the highest importance to our stakeholders. As part of a periodic review, Lumileds updated our materiality analysis in 2018. To complete the assessment, Lumileds collected internal stakeholder input through executive interviews and completed external research including a peer review and trends analysis

Through this assessment, Lumileds has identified eight priority issues, which are the focus of our sustainability efforts.

Product responsibility
Employee health and safety
Product energy efficiency
Business ethics
Hazardous substances
Climate change and carbon footprint
Talent management
Energy efficiency and manufacturing

Sustainability Goals
In 2016, we set the following goals to be achieved by 2020 compared to a 2015 baseline.

2020 GoalsProgress
20% reduction in carbon emissions (CO2-equivalent)On Track (see Minimizing our Climate Impact to learn more)
20% reduction in energy consumption in manufacturingOn Track (see Improving Operational Energy Efficiency to learn more)
20% reduction in water intakeOn Track
85% of total waste sent to recyclingIn Progress
Reduce lost workday injury cases to 0.15On Track (see Promoting Health and Safety to learn more)
90% supplier compliance with our Supplier Sustainability Code of ConductOn Track (see Managing our Business Responsibly to learn more)

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 golas that create a global action plan to address social, environmental and economicdevelopment issues. We recognize that business has a key role to play in contributing to the achievement of the SDGs.

Lumileds has identified the following SDGs as those where we can make the most significant contribution:

Goal: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, specifically as related to enhancing road visibility to prevent traffic accidents.

Lumileds supports SDG 3 through the development of high quality lightning solutions that improve road safety for individuals

Goal: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Lumileds supports SDG 12 by continually increasing the energy and material efficiency of lighting products on a global scale while also reducing the impact of lighting production.

Goal: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Lumileds supports SDG 7 through the development of affordable and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions that reduce energy demand.

Goal: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its imapcts.

Lumileds supports SDG 13 through the development of low-carbon LED lighting solutions and an ongoing commitment to reduce GHGs in our operations