How we create value

Understanding and meeting people’s needs

At Philips, our starting point is always to understand the specific challenges local people face – whether they be a hospital director, a city planner, a doctor, a real estate developer, a consumer, etc.

Having gained these deep insights, we then apply our outstanding innovation capabilities, strong brand, global footprint and talented and engaged people – often in value-adding partnerships – to deliver solutions that meet these needs and make the world healthier and more sustainable.

We measure the impact our solutions are having around the world with our independently verified Lives Improved model. We take a two-dimensional approach – social and ecological – to improving people’s lives. Products and solutions that directly support the curative (care) or preventive (well-being) side of people’s health, determine the contribution to the social dimension. The contribution to the ecological dimension is determined by means of our Green Product portfolio, such as our energy-efficient lighting.

Our business system

To ensure that success is repeatable, i.e. that we create value for our stakeholders time and time again and deliver on our mission and vision, we have adopted the Philips Business System.

Having a single business system reduces complexity, increases speed and, crucially, allows us to spend more time with customers and driving improvement across the company.

Our mission

To improve people’s lives through meaningful innovation

Our vision

At Philips, we strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. We will be the best place to work for people who share our passion. Together we will deliver superior value for our customers and shareholders.

Guiding Statement
Philips CAPs
Our unique strengths
Group Strategy
Where we invest
Philips Excellence
How we operate
Philips Path to Value
What we deliver
Group Strategy
We manage our portfolio with clearly defined strategies and allocate resources to maximize value creation
We strengthen and leverage our core Capabilities, Assets and Positions as they create differential value: deep customer insight, technology innovation, our brand, global footprint, and our people
We are a learning organization that applies common operating principles and practices to deliver to our customers with excellence
Path to Value
We define and execute business plans that deliver sustainable results along a credible Path to Value
This item is optimized for devices with a larger screen. You can still view this item in PDF format.
Download PDF

The ‘Creating value for our stakeholders’ diagram, based on the International Integrated Reporting Council framework, shows how – with the Philips Business System at the heart of our endeavors – we use six different forms of capital to drive value in the short, medium and long term.

Creating value
for our
We employ diverse and talented people and give them the skills and training they need to ensure their effectiveness and their personal development and employability.
We apply our innovation and design expertise to create new products and solutions that meet local customer needs.
We raise the funds we need for our businesses from capital providers. We then prioritize our investment opportunities, focusing on those areas offering the best prospects for growth and returns.
We apply Lean techniques also to our manufacturing processes to produce high-quality products. We manage our supply chain in a responsible way.
We are a responsible company and aim to minimize the environmental impact of our supply chain, our operations, and our products and solutions.
We engage with stakeholders and contribute to customers and society through our products and solutions, but also through our tax payments, the products and services we buy, and our investments in local communities.
This item is optimized for devices with a larger screen. You can still view this item in PDF format.
Download PDF