Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving
people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer
Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales
of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services
in more than 100 countries.
The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy
efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving
and grooming and oral healthcare.
As a global leader in health care, we are guided by the understanding that there
is a patient at the center of everything we do. By pioneering new solutions that
improve and expand care around the world, we are dedicated to creating the ideal
experience for all patients, young and old.
We harness the power of clinical information by providing clinicians and health
care providers with real-time information all in one place – across modalities,
time zones and technologies – for more confident decision-making and efficient workflow.
We focus on delivering the most technologically advanced products and solutions,
as we help clinicians diagnose, treat and manage many of today’s most prevalent
diseases. We expand access to care by promoting the adoption of new mobile and remote
technologies and developing new protocols that can lead to more efficient and productive
health care systems. These commitments are the driving force behind our research
and investment in promising new approaches to radiology, cardiology, oncology, decision
support, home health, respiratory and other critical areas.
Our Healthcare business is organized around four strategic business groups: Imaging
Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare Solutions, and Healthcare
Philips Healthcare employs approximately 37,000 people worldwide.
At Consumer Lifestyle we are delivering on Philips’ vision to make the world healthier
and more sustainable through innovation. Our investment in innovation and local
business creation enables us to deliver a stream of locally relevant, meaningful
innovations. We have a leading global brand, which is highly trusted across the
Philips Consumer Lifestyle focuses on delivering deeper experiences, in touch with
the social and emotional needs of our customers in their homes, tailoring solutions
to variable local needs around the world. From a cup of coffee in the morning, to
a healthy meal in the evening. And whether it’s using the best sonic technology
to care for your teeth or an innovative laser guided beard trimmer; Philips innovation
matters to our users and improves their lives – every day.
We focus on the following areas of business: Health & Wellness, Personal Care, and
Philips Consumer Lifestyle employs approximately 17,800 people worldwide.
Philips Lighting is a global market leader with recognized expertise in the development,
manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solutions. We have pioneered
many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 123 years, laying the basis
for our current strength and ensuring we are well-placed to be a leader in the digital
transformation. We aim to further strengthen our position in the digital market
through added investment in LED leadership while at the same time capitalizing on
our broad portfolio, distribution and brand in conventional lighting.
We address people’s lighting needs across a full range of market segments. Indoors,
we offer lighting solutions for homes, shops, offices, schools, hotels, factories
and hospitals. Outdoors, we offer solutions for roads (street lighting and car lights)
and for public spaces, residential areas and sports arenas. In addition, we address
the desire for light-inspired experiences through architectural projects. Finally,
we offer specific applications of lighting in specialized areas, such as horticulture
and water purification.
Philips Lighting spans the entire lighting value chain – from light sources, luminaires,
electronics and controls to full applications and solutions – through the following
businesses: Light Sources & Electronics, Consumer Luminaires, Professional Lighting
Solutions, Automotive Lighting, and Lumileds.
Philips Lighting employs approximately 47,000 people worldwide.
Philips actively participates in ‘Open Innovation’ through relationships with academic
and industrial partners, as well as via European and regional projects, in order
to improve innovation efficiency and share the related financial exposure. The High
Tech Campus in Eindhoven (Netherlands), the Philips Innovation Campus in Bangalore
(India), and Research Shanghai (China), are prime examples of environments enabling
Open Innovation. In this way, we also seek to ensure proximity of innovation activities
to growth geographies.
In 2013, Philips invested EUR 1.7 billion in Research and Development.
Philips’ IP portfolio currently consists of around 59,000 patent rights, 35,000
trademarks, 81,000 design rights and 4,200 domain name registrations. Philips filed
approximately 1,500 patents in 2012, with a strong focus on the growth areas in
health and well-being.
Philips Design is widely recognized as a leader in people-centric design. In 2012,
it won over 120 key design awards in the areas of product, communication and innovation
Sustainability is at the center of Philips’ strategy.
We invest in the developments of green technologies and enable our consumers to
contribute to a healthier world on a day to day basis by choosing green products.
We take actions to continuously reduce the environmental impact of our operations
and secure healthy ecosystems. Additionally, we are committed to supporting healthy
communities by investing our resources in programs that address some of the world’s
biggest social challenges.
All Philips products go through an EcoDesign process, identifying environmental
impact in terms of energy efficiency, hazardous substances, take-back and recycling,
weight and lifetime reliability. Philips’ processes on Green Product sales are verified
annually by an independent third party and published in the Annual Report.
Philips aims to combat global healthcare challenges by focusing on delivering better
quality healthcare at lower costs, also in the emerging markets, such as China and
Philips also takes a leading position in educational programs, showing its stakeholders
that energy efficient solutions are simple, easy and actionable and make economic
sense for national and local governments, businesses, schools and individuals.
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