Signify has joined The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and committed to operate a lease fleet of hybrid and fully electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030.
The news comes one week ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, where further announcements on electric mobility are expected from businesses, cities, states and regions.
Signify is already a member of RE100, the global corporate leadership initiative on 100% renewable electricity led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.
By joining sibling initiative EV100, the global lighting company will extend its climate leadership, transitioning 2000 vehicles and installing charging infrastructure at all major office sites.
“By committing to electric vehicles through EV100, Signify is sending an important signal to the automobile industry to speed up the roll out of EVs around the world,” said Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group.
“Already a member of RE100, Signify’s charging points will run off renewable energy – maximizing the environmental benefit of its EVs while providing storage solutions.”
Looking ahead to the Global Climate Action Summit, and to Climate Week NYC 2018, she added, “To accelerate the transition to a clean energy system and demonstrate the demand policy makers need to set more stringent emissions goals, we need many more global businesses to step up and take the lead on EVs”.