Environmental performance


Philips has a long sustainability history stretching all the way back to our founding fathers. In 1994 we launched our first program and set sustainability targets for our own operations. Next we launched our first EcoVision program in 1998 which focused on operations and products. We also started to focus on sustainability in our supply chain in 2003. We extended our scope further in 2010 by including the social dimension of products and solutions, which is now reflected in our renewed company vision stating that we strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.

The main elements of the EcoVision program are:

  • Improving people’s lives
  • Green Product sales
  • Green Innovation, including Circular Economy
  • Green Operations
  • Health & Safety
  • Supplier Sustainability

In this environmental performance section an overview is given of the most important environmental parameters of the program. Improving people’s lives, Health & Safety, and Supplier Sustainability are addressed in the Social performance section. Details of the EcoVision parameters can be found in the Sustainability statements.

This is an interactive electronic version of the Philips Annual Report 2013 and also contains certain information in summarized form. The contents of this version are qualified in their entirety by reference to the printed version of the full Philips Annual Report 2013. This printed version is available as a PDF file on this website. Information about: forward-looking statements, third-party market share data, fair value information, IFRS basis of presentation, use of non-GAAP information, statutory financial statements and management report, reclassifications and analysis of 2013 compared to 2012.

Green Innovation comprise all R&D activities directly contributing to the development of Green Products or Green Technologies.