Innovation, Group & Services

“In 2013, we continued to better align our innovation strategies with our business strategies. We are making real progress improving our ability to innovate end-to-end, all the way from gaining a deep understanding of local customer needs to actual impact in the marketplace. Our innovation process is becoming more effective, efficient and faster, allowing us to better deliver solutions that really matter to people.”

Jim Andrew, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer


Innovation, Group & Services comprises the activities of Group Innovation, Group headquarters, including country and regional management, and certain costs of pension and other post-retirement benefit plans. Additionally, the global shared business services for procurement, finance, human resources, IT and real estate are reported in this sector.

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.