Delivering on EcoVision sustainability commitments
The increasing population and rising levels of human development worldwide pose a number of challenges, such as scarcity of natural resources, pollution, and stressed health care systems. Philips Healthcare continues to help increase the number of lives improved annually around the globe by developing solutions that improve access to care, while at the same time respecting the boundaries of natural resources.
In 2014, Green Product sales in Healthcare amounted to EUR 3.5 billion and we introduced seven new Green Products to support energy efficiency, materials reduction and other sustainability goals. We are also actively collaborating with care providers to look for innovative ways to reduce the environmental impact of health care, for example by improving the energy efficiency of medical equipment. Another example is the launch of a new imaging systems refurbishment facility in Best, the Netherlands, in support of the transition to a circular economy in Healthcare.
Philips was presented with the 2014 “Champion for Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth. The award honors businesses who have not only taken steps to improve their organization’s green practices, but have also gone the extra mile to help their clients and associates expand their sustainable practices as well.