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Philips Lighting accelerates sustainability initiatives in India Launches CFL and Tubelight safe disposal program

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, accelerated its sustainability initiatives in India with the launch of its CFL and Tubelight safe disposal program. An extension of the company's global sustainability program 'Brighter Lives, Better World', this program aims to educate consumers in India about responsible waste management through safe disposal of lighting products that contain mercury. Taking forward the Indian Government's Swachh Bharat program, this one-of-its-kind initiative by Philips Lighting encourages consumers to protect their environment by disposing of their used CFL lamps and tubelights in specially designed collection bags located at their nearest Philips Lighting retail store.


"Philips Lighting fully supports and endorses the Indian Government's Swachh Bharat program and we are delighted to accelerate our sustainability initiatives in India", said Dr. Harshavardhan Chitale, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Lighting India. With this program. As a global leader in lighting, we want to create awareness about responsible and safe disposal of lighting products that contain mercury. Using our specially designed disposal bags, consumers can now safely dispose of their used CFL bulbs and tubelights at their nearest Philips Lighting retailer and contribute towards creating a sustainable environment. "


Philips Lighting's safe disposal program is being launched across India and these specially designed disposal bags will be available at several Philips Lighting Bandhan retailers in the country over the next few months. To further spread awareness about sustainability among consumers, Philips Lighting is also reaching out to schools, colleges and Resident Welfare Associations to educate them about energy efficiency and safe disposal of mercury containing lighting products.  


The program is a local extension of Philips Lighting's global sustainability program 'Brighter Lives, Better World' and reflects the company's commitment to the universally agreed United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals for affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production as well The climate action.


'Brighter Lives, Better World' builds on Philips Lighting's ambition to create brighter lives with quality light improves people's wellbeing, safety and productivity. The company is accelerating the shift to energy efficient LED and connected lighting systems that help to create a better world where customers can reduce their electricity use up to 80 percent.