Plastic Free Packaging

Every year 2 billion tonnes of waste are produced, and a 70% increase is predicted by 2050. More than 90% of waste is openly dumped or burned in some countries. This is taking its toll on our planet. Improper waste management pollutes our soil, air, oceans and groundwater. Also, eight million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year, killing 1 million marine birds and threatening hundreds of marine life species. Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues.

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No Use of E-commerce Polybags

No use of e-commerce polybags for orders placed and dispatched for our website. By phasing out plastic used for consumer product packaging, Signify will avoid the use of over 2,500 tonnes of plastics per year. This is equal to 125 million PET bottles which, placed in a row, would stretch more than 8,000 kilometers or 5,000 miles. This is roughly the distance from: Oslo to Cairo or Anchorage to Miami or Buenos Aires to Mexico City or Jakarta to Wellington. Our new packaging is also smaller in many cases, reducing carbon emissions from transport and materials by 6,000 tons per year – the CO2 equivalent that 270,000 fully grown trees absorb in a year.

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Corrugated Box Packaging

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Recycling of Damage/Waste Boxes

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Reducing Plastic Comsumption to Less than 20%


 Our packaging policy requires all packaging to contain on average more than 80% recycled paper and virgin materials must be from certified renewable sources. In cases where paper-based materials aren’t applicable, we look into other non-plastic alternatives. See our packaging policy for more details.


A Sustainable design process pursues a reduction of the environmental impact of itsproducts and packaging by using responsible materials from renewable sources. This approach isgoverned by the Sustainability (QS-000164) and Environmental (QS-000165) policies.This Requirement document encourages packaging designers, purchasing community andsuppliers to minimize the environmental impact of packaging materials in all phases of its lifecycle by adhering to the following principles for a sustainable packaging design and -productionincluding specific requirements and targets:1. Maximize recyclability and the content of recycled materials to close the material loop,2. Minimize the amount of material considering weight, volume and form factor for containerloading, while offering sufficient product protection,3. Use alternative materials like certified renewable resources or bio-based materials ispromoted, in case recycled content is not or limited available by the local supply base,4. Adhere to all mandatory local and global regulations and policy requirements for packagingrelated to chemical substances, materials and gassing,5. Assure responsible sourcing and compliance with Signify packaging requirements byrequiring suppliers to conduct a risk assessment,6. Avoid use of wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights, e.g. forests where highconservation values are threatened, or which are converted to plantations,7. Assure wood used for products and packaging originate from sustainable sources (FSC, PEFC,…) or are based on alternative materials like bamboo, rattan and leftovers from sugarproduction (UNESCO) or pressed wood from wood shavings from timber production

With Every Shoe You Buy, You Contribute to Planet

The scope of the Packaging requirements is applicable for the packaging components used forSignify finished products and includes:1. Packaging for all newly introduced products and changes in packaging of current portfolio2. Transport packaging (e.g. A-boxes and palette boxes)3. Individual product packaging (e.g. boxes, blisters, and sleeves)4. Supportive packaging materials (e.g. pallets, stretch foil, stowing materials).Descriptions- or instructions-for-use (DfU / IfU, incl. quick start guidelines) and warranty cards.The scope of this requirement document does not describe the following:1. Product and/or promotional materials supporting the sales in the shops, and (re-usable)industrial packaging of parts delivered to Signify production sites and does not end up at thefinal customer,2. Other marking requirements (e.g. Mobius triangle, Grüner Punkt logo) as these are includedin packaging brand identity- and packaging guidelines.

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