Employment

The total number of Philips Group employees (Continued operations) was 114,689 at the end of 2013, compared to 116,082 at the end of 2012. Approximately 41% were employed in the Lighting sector, due to the continued vertical integration in this business. Some 32% were employed in the Healthcare sector and approximately 16% in the Consumer Lifestyle sector.

Compared to 2012, the number of employees in continuing operations decreased by 1,393. This decrease reflects a reduction of 688 employees, mainly related to the industrial footprint rationalization at Lighting. It also reflects the departure of 705 employees due to divestments in Healthcare.

Approximately 52% of the Philips workforce was located in mature geographies, and about 48% in growth geographies. In 2013, the number of employees in mature geographies decreased by 1,614, mainly attributable to reductions relating to the company’s overhead reduction program and the industrial footprint reduction in Lighting. Growth geographies headcount increased by 221, primarily in the growth businesses in Consumer Lifestyle.

Employees per sector
in FTEs at year-end
 
2011
2012
2013
 
 
 
 
Healthcare
37,955
37,460
37,008
Consumer Lifestyle
15,471
16,542
17,854
Lighting
53,168
50,224
46,890
Innovation, Group & Services
13,001
11,856
12,937
Continuing operations
119,595
116,082
114,689
Discontinued operations
5,645
2,005
1,992
 
125,240
118,087
116,681

Employees per geographic cluster
in FTEs at year-end
 
2011
2012
2013
 
 
 
 
Western Europe
32,901
31,126
30,514
North America
28,129
26,134
25,080
Other mature geographies
3,232
3,359
3,478
Total mature geographies
64,262
60,619
59,072
Growth geographies
55,333
55,463
55,617
Continuing operations
119,595
116,082
114,689
Discontinued operations
5,645
2,005
1,992
 
125,240
118,087
116,681

Employment
in FTEs
 
2011
2012
2013
 
 
 
 
Position at beginning of year
119,775
125,240
118,087
Consolidation changes:
 
 
 
acquisitions
4,759
909
divestments
(479)
(1,024)
(705)
comparable changes
(850)
(3,398)
(688)
Divestment and other changes in discontinued operations
2,035
(3,640)
(13)
Position at year-end
125,240
118,087
116,681
of which:
 
 
 
continuing operations
119,595
116,082
114,689
discontinued operations
5,645
2,005
1,992

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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.

Growth geographies are the developing geographies comprising of Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand), Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East (excluding Israel) and Africa.