Delivering on EcoVision sustainability commitments

In 2013, Philips Lighting invested EUR 327 million in Green Innovation, compared to EUR 325 million in 2012. Investments continue to be made in energy-saving technologies such as LED, OLED and lighting controls and in the reduction of regulated substances in our product portfolio. In April, Philips announced that it had created the first LED lamp prototype delivering 200 lumens per watt of high-quality light, halving energy use compared to current LED lamps. The energy efficiency of our total product portfolio improved from 37.9 to 38.5 lumens per watt in 2013. Within the Green Operations 2015 program, we are on track to meet our commitments to reduce Lighting’s environmental footprint. By using energy from renewable sources and implementing energy-saving programs in our major operational sites, we have reduced our carbon footprint from energy by approximately 15% since the baseline year of 2009. In 2013, 83% of our total waste was re-used as a result of recycling.

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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.

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