Nexans partners with Signify to foster our decarbonation journey in Europe
28 March 2024
5 min
Nexans Cortaillod factory

Europe is committed to reaching climate neutrality by 2050, and 35% of greenhouse gas emission reduction can be achieved by energy efficiency alone.

As part of its climate strategy, Nexans has committed to Net-Zero emissions by 2050. For the renovation of its industrial park’s lighting in Europe, the Group chose a solution that is both agile and resilient.

Nexans initiated with Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, the renovation of its lighting to move to LED in 12 of its sites in Europe, allowing the Group to reduce carbon footprint by 1,400 tons of CO2 equivalent overall per year. This partnership with Signify is a perfect example of how our suppliers – who are an integral part of the Group’s ecosystem, contribute to our roadmap.

Signify’s Light as a Service solution helps Nexans to optimize our costs, reduce our carbon footprint and improve our workers’ conditions, in compliance with Nexans E3 performance approach. This is key for our Group, because we are combining these three pillars in one.

David Grall, Nexans
David Grall

VP Sustainability, Nexans

This project is part of a European initiative called Efficiency as a Service (EaaS), led by the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) and part of the global Servitisation for Energy Transition (SET) Alliance, which operates on a pay-per-use model. Instead of paying for the actual product or infrastructure, customers only pay for the service they receive. The main goal of this project is to make it easier for companies to switch to energy-efficient solutions and speed up their adoption in the built environment.

Thanks to this model, Nexans achieves immediate savings on its consumption of electricity without having to invest in a new facility lighting system.

Spotlight on Cortaillod facility

Our historical site of Cortaillod, in Switzerland, represents one of our best-class facility for this lighting renovation initiative, as the plant has reduced its emissions by 300 tons equivalent CO2.

Watch the full video and discover the testimonies of Nexans Switzerland employees and how changing the lighting in their environment – factory or office, improved their working conditions.

One of the major advantages was improving the lighting: it was not just a one-for-one replacement but rather considering – according to each workstation, the places where lighting could be reduced and where it should be increased.

Yves Ruedin

Industrial project engineer, Nexans

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