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.