Delivering on EcoVision sustainability commitments

In 2014, Philips Lighting invested EUR 255 million in Green Innovation, compared to EUR 223 million in 2013 (excluding Lumileds and Automotive at EUR 105 million and EUR 104 million respectively). Investments continue to be made in energy-saving technologies such as LED and connected lighting systems and services. In January, Philips announced the introduction of the new InstantFit LED T8, which reduces costs for facility managers replacing fluorescent tube lighting with energy-efficient LED technology, known as LED tube lamps (TLEDs). TLEDs use up to 40% less energy compared to linear fluorescent tube lighting and require less maintenance due to their long lifetime. If current fluorescent lighting was replaced by TLED lamps globally the energy saving potential would be equivalent to the output of 210 medium-sized power plants.

The energy efficiency of the total product portfolio increased slightly from 40.1 lumens per watt in 2013 to 40.5 lumens per watt in 2014 due to a volume shift in the portfolio. Within the framework of the Green Operations 2015 program, Philips Lighting has reduced its carbon footprint in manufacturing (scope 1 and 2 emissions) by approximately 40% since the baseline year of 2007. In 2014, 81% of our total industrial waste was re-used as a result of recycling.


Green Innovation comprise all R&D activities directly contributing to the development of Green Products or Green Technologies.

CO2-equivalent or carbon dioxide equivalent is a quantity that describes, for a given mixture and amount of greenhouse gas, the amount of CO2 that would have the same global warming potential (GWP), when measured over a specified timescale (generally 100 years).