Robbert Slooten is sustainability program manager at Signify. In this role, Robbert oversees progress on two of Signify’s 2020 commitments – zero carbon and, since recently, zero waste. Robbert was responsible for building Signify’s carbon emissions reduction and offsetting strategy, and is now driving its implementation. Under his direction, Signify increased its share of renewable electricity from 35% to 80%, amongst others through a PPA in the United States and the first-ever transaction of IRECs in the Gulf region. Having recently taken over management of the zero waste commitment, Robbert is streamlining the processes and accelerating progress towards diverting all industrial waste from landfill. Living up to the company vision to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world, Signify is walking the talk through its five-year sustainability program ‘Brighter Lives, Better World’. Launched at Climate Week NYC 2016, it contains ambitious goals such a delivering 2 billion LED lights by 2020 and reaching zero carbon and zero waste in the same year. Robbert studied Industrial Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, where he mastered in Innovation Management with a focus on Sustainable Energy Technologies.