Green Operations

In 2010, we decided to group all activities related to improving the environmental performance of our manufacturing facilities (including chemicals management) under the Green Manufacturing 2015 program, which we renamed to Green Operations. The program focuses on most contributors to climate change, but also addresses water, recycling of waste and chemical substances.

In the course of 2013 we implemented an improved process to report chemicals used in processes in more detail. Based on the new insights gained, we included a few additional substances to our reporting scope in 2013. These substances do not have a material impact on our reported data. New chemicals on which we will focus our reduction efforts and new reduction targets will be incorporated in the next Green Operations program.

Green Operations
in % unless otherwise stated
 
2007
baseline year
2013 actual1)
2015 target1)
 
 
 
 
Total CO2 from manufacturing
865 kilotonnes CO2-equivalent
– 19
– 25
 
 
 
 
Water
4.2 million m3
20
– 10
 
 
 
 
Materials provided for recycling via external contractor per total waste
79
81
80
 
 
 
 
Restricted substances:
 
 
 
Benzene emission
52 kg
– 100
achieved
Mercury emission
185 kg
– 96
– 100
CFCs, HCFCs
156 kg
– 100
achieved
 
 
 
 
Hazardous substances
 
 
 
Lead emission
1,838 kg
– 100
achieved
PFCs
1,534 kg
248
– 35
Toluene emission
2,210 kg
– 46
– 90
Xylene emission
4,506 kg
525
– 90
Styrene
80,526 kg
– 93
achieved
Antimony, Arsenic and their compounds
18 kg
– 100
achieved
1)
Against the base year 2007

Energy use in manufacturing

Total energy usage in manufacturing amounted to 14,160 terajoules in 2013, of which Lighting consumes about 79%. Compared to 2012, energy consumption at Philips went down by 2%. This was driven by new acquisitions reporting for the first time, organizational changes and energy efficiency improvements.

Total energy consumption in manufacturing
in terajoules
 
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthcare
1,670
1,545
1,541
1,798
1,794
Consumer Lifestyle
1,188
1,274
1,252
1,104
1,142
Lighting
11,535
11,580
11,189
11,519
11,224
Innovation, Group & Services
28
27
Philips Group
14,421
14,426
13,982
14,421
14,160

Carbon emissions in manufacturing

The greenhouse gas emissions of our manufacturing operations totaled 705 kilotonnes CO2-equivalent in 2013, 2% higher than in 2012. This is the result of new acquisitions reporting for the first time and increased usage of specific process chemicals. Indirect CO2 emissions overall decreased, mainly as a result of increased usage of electricity generated by renewable sources.  

Total carbon emissions in manufacturing
in kilotonnes CO2-equivalent
 
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct CO2 1)
295
299
294
294
281
Indirect CO2
443
317
273
310
293
Other greenhouse gases
54
34
40
60
104
From glass production
24
25
28
27
27
Philips Group2)
816
675
635
691
705
1)
From energy
2)
Excluding new acquisitions therefore different from Operational carbon footprint

CO2 emissions decreased at Healthcare due to energy efficiency improvements and increased use of electricity generated by renewable sources, this was however partly mitigated by new acquisitions reporting for the first time. Lighting increased its CO2 emissions due to the increased use of specific process chemicals, mitigated by electricity generated by renewable sources.

Total carbon emissions in manufacturing per sector
in kilotonnes CO2-equivalent
 
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthcare
118
57
54
70
58
Consumer Lifestyle
53
42
39
38
38
Lighting
644
575
542
583
609
Innovation, Group & Services
1
1
Philips Group
816
675
635
691
705

Restricted substances

Emissions of restricted substances totaled 9 kilos in 2013, a significant decrease compared to 2012 mainly as a result of the continued reduction in mercury emissions in Lighting, and more accurate measurements. With the Green Operations program we continue to focus on a selection of the most important substances in our processes.

Restricted substances
in kilos
 
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benzene and Benzene compounds
136
101
55
Mercury and Mercury Compounds
122
83
51
54
8
CFCs/HCFCs1)
14
4
5
1
1
Total
272
188
111
55
9
1)
Excluding cooling systems

Benzene

Lighting was the only sector that used benzene in manufacturing, but has been successful in 2012 in the phase-out of benzene.

Mercury

Mercury is used exclusively by Lighting. Emissions decreased from 54 kg in 2012 to 8 kg in 2013, due to continued emissions reductions activities and improved measurements.

CFCs/HCFCs

In 2013 total emissions from CFCs/HCFCs remained at 1 kg.

Hazardous substances

Targets have been set on a selected number of hazardous substances.

Hazardous substances
in kilos
 
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lead and lead compounds
1,958
108
44
73
1
PFCs (Per Fluorinated Compounds)
2,535
1,507
1,842
2,560
5,331
Toluene
2,160
6,745
5,745
6,184
1,190
Xylene
4,619
30,491
37,889
18,947
28,176
Styrene
21,567
22,920
19,920
42,329
5,753
Antimony, Arsenic and their compounds
30
24
37
Total
32,869
61,795
65,477
70,093
40,451

Lead and lead compounds

The strong decrease in 2013 was mainly due to more accurate calculations based on the improved reporting process.

PFCs

The increase in 2013 to 5,331 kg was caused by Lumileds sites where PFCs are used as process chemicals.

Toluene

The emission of toluene, mainly used in wet lacquers, decreased by 81% in 2013 largely as a result of phase-out programs in Consumer Lifestyle.

Xylene

The use of xylene increased by 49% due to increased production at Consumer Lifestyle sites.

Styrene

Styrene is mainly used in Lighting. In 2013, the emission of styrene decreased significantly due to more accurate calculations based on the improved reporting process.

Antimony, Arsenic and their compounds

Lighting was successful in phasing-out these substances.

ISO 14001 certification

In 2013, 80% of reporting manufacturing sites were certified. This increase compared to the previous year is attributable to new acquisitions being certified for the first time. The sectors have programs in place to address certification at new sites.

ISO 14001 certification
as a % of all reporting organizations
 
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philips Group
92
95
89
71
80

Environmental Incidents

In 2013, 3 incidents were reported by Healthcare related to waste water and a leakage. Consumer Lifestyle reported 1 incident related to emissions to air and Lighting reported 3 incidents reported to waste water and a leakage. There were no fines reported in our sustainability reporting tool in connection with any of the incidents.

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