Sustainability Report 2007
We make it easier to be green...
Live Earth We entered a global partnership with Live Earth to help combat global warming. By joining forces with this largest global entertainment event in history, we inspired an estimated 2 billion people to lead a more energyefficient lifestyle. The asimpleswitch.com website is part of our campaign toencourage people to take simple steps to fight climate change, such as changing a light bulb. Visitors can make their personal “simple switch” pledge and calculate the resulting energy and cost savings. Philips Green Products Philips Green Products offer customers, users and society a significant environmental improvement in one or more of the Philips Green Focal Areas.
...and provideHealth & Wellbeing We understand that whether it is getting the right care for their children or improving their own wellbeing, people want the best without the hassle. That is why we have created a range of solutions that can make better health easier to achieve.
At Philips we improve the quality of people’s lives through the timely introduction of meaningful innovations. Using our expertise tosimplify complex global challenges – the growing demands for energy efficiency and healthcare – we develop sustainable solutions for people in all markets.
e better care solutions
Simplified care Our Ambient Experience CT brings a human design approach that can decrease sedation rates and increase workflow. Sedating a patient adds at least four hours to procedure time. Without sedation, mostscans can be accomplished within 30 minutes.
Customer Satisfaction Philips Ultrasound ranks #1 in overall service performance and all ultrasound systems for the 14th year in a row. Philips Patient Monitoring ranks #1 for the 8th consecutive year. Overall customer satisfaction is up thanks to our focus on patients and care providers.
Clinical collaboration The best care requires collaborationamong clinicians and specialists. With Philips iSite PACS doctors can access diagnostic images from any location in a hospital and make decisions as soon as a scan is completed.
About our report
Commitment to transparency At Royal Philips Electronics we consider transparency about our sustainability activities a vital part of living up to our heritage of sustainable entrepreneurship. ThePhilips Sustainability Report 2007 is our tenth externally verified report. Our first environmental report was for the year 1998. We expanded to sustainability reporting beginning with the year 2002 to cover the full spectrum of our social, environmental and economic performance. This 2007 report demonstrates that sustainability is a business driver at Philips and is fully integrated in our strategy.Given our competencies and desire to improve lives with innovations that are important for society at large, we are focusing on energy efficiency and available and affordable healthcare. Therefore this report includes in-depth coverage of these key global challenges. The identification of these and other material issues is discussed on pages 20-22 and online. Methods of delivery In keeping withour brand promise of “sense and simplicity” this print report has been shortened to focus on the most material issues. Details on our employees, our environmental and economic performance, and our suppliers have been moved to our online report. Highlights of our performance in these areas can be found on pages 64-65. The Philips Sustainability Report 2007 is delivered as: • A 74-page print documentand • An expanded online report, which includes the print document and additional chapters with specifics on our 2007 performance, as well as other information. Both can be downloaded from our website www.philips.com/sustainability Other information Information on reporting standards, scope of the report, auditor policy, assurance assignment and assurance report from KPMG are included on page...