Green Operations

Our Green Operations program, related to improving the environmental performance of our manufacturing facilities, focuses on most contributors to climate change, but also addresses water, recycling of waste and chemical substances.

In the course of 2013 we implemented an improved process to report chemicals used in processes in more detail. New chemicals on which we will focus our reduction efforts and new reduction targets will be incorporated in the next Green Operations program.

Philips Group
Green Operations in % unless otherwise stated
2014
 
2007 baseline year
2014 actual1)
2015 target1)
Total CO2 from manufacturing
873 kilotonnes CO2 -equivalent
(46)
(25)
Water
4.0 million m3
(21)
(10)
Materials provided for recycling via external contractor per total waste
79
80
80
Restricted substances:
 
 
 
Benzene emission
52 kg
(100)
(50)
Mercury emission
185 kg
(96)
(100)
CFCs, HCFCs
156 kg
(100)
(100)
Hazardous substances
 
 
 
Lead emission
1,838 kg
(100)
(100)
PFCs
1,534 kg
(100)
(35)
Toluene emission
2,210 kg
(93)
(90)
Xylene emission
4,502 kg
410
(90)
Styrene
80,526 kg
(94)
(90)
Antimony, Arsenic and their compounds
18 kg
(100)
(100)
1)
Against the base year 2007
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Energy use in manufacturing

Total energy usage in manufacturing amounted to 11,257 terajoules in 2014, of which Lighting consumes about 74%. Compared to 2013, energy consumption at Philips went down by 6%. This was driven by a decrease of activities in high energy intensive operations in Lighting, organizational changes, and energy efficiency improvements, partly offset by new acquisitions reporting for the first time. The energy use of our discontinued operations amounted to 2,160 terajoules in 2014 (2013: 2,197 terajoules).

Philips Group
Total energy consumption in manufacturing in terajoules
2010 - 2014
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Healthcare
1,545
1,541
1,798
1,794
1,773
Consumer Lifestyle
1,274
1,252
1,104
1,142
1,115
Lighting
9,618
9,237
9,112
9,027
8,369
Innovation, Group & Services
27
Philips Group
12,464
12,030
12,014
11,963
11,257

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Carbon emissions in manufacturing

The greenhouse gas emissions of our manufacturing operations totaled 474 kilotonnes CO2-equivalent in 2014, 10% lower than in 2013. This is the result of the decreased energy usage, operational changes, partly offset with new acquisitions reporting for the first time. Indirect CO2 emissions overall decreased mainly due to increased usage of electricity generated by renewable sources. The carbon emissions of our discontinued operations amounted to 144 kilotonnes CO2-equivalent in 2014 (2013: 187 kilotonnes CO2-equivalent). Lumileds operations also reduced the carbon emission due to decreased usage of SF6, a substance with very high Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Philips Group
Total carbon emissions in manufacturing in kilotonnes CO2-equivalent
2010 - 2014
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Direct CO2 1)
295
290
278
276
253
Indirect CO2
287
238
253
214
191
Other greenhouse gases
5
4
6
7
6
From glass production
25
28
27
27
24
Philips Group2)
612
560
564
524
474
1)
From energy
2)
Excluding new acquisitions therefore different from Operational carbon footprint
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CO2 emissions decreased at Healthcare due to energy efficiency improvements and increased use of electricity generated by renewable sources; this was however partly mitigated by new acquisitions reporting for the first time.

At Consumer Lifestyle, CO2 emissions decreased due to the energy saving programs which more than offset the increase caused by two new reporting sites. Lighting decreased its CO2 emissions due to lower load of energy intense activities, organizational changes and using more electricity generated by renewable sources.

Philips Group
Total carbon emissions in manufacturing per sector in kilotonnes CO2-equivalent
2010 - 2014
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Healthcare
60
56
79
58
52
Consumer Lifestyle
44
41
39
38
34
Lighting
507
463
446
428
388
Innovation, Group & Services
1
Philips Group
612
560
564
524
474

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Restricted substances

Emissions of restricted substances totaled 9 kilos in 2014, on par with 2013. Mercury, only used in Lighting, accounts for 8 kilos of emissions in this category. With the Green Operations program we continue to focus on a reduction of a selection of the most important substances in our processes. The Lumileds and Automotive operations did not have emissions of restricted substances.

Philips Group
Restricted substances in kilos
2010 - 2014
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Benzene and Benzene compounds
101
55
Mercury and Mercury Compounds
83
51
54
8
8
CFCs/HCFCs1)
4
5
1
1
1
Restricted substances
188
111
55
9
9
1)
Excluding cooling systems
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Benzene

Lighting was the only sector that used benzene in manufacturing, but has been successful in 2012 in the phase out of benzene.

Mercury

Mercury emissions in Lighting remained stable at 8 kilos in 2013 and 2014. As a result of changes in the manufacturing process, for the second year in a row, Lighting achieved its mercury emission at the as low as reasonably achievable level, according to our assessment.

CFCs/HCFCs

In 2014 total emissions from CFCs/HCFCs remained at 1 kg.

Hazardous substances

As described above, reduction targets have been set on a selected number of hazardous substances in our Green Operations program. In the following section our results are described. The Lumileds and Automotive data was excluded from the overview. The emissions from PFCs is material for a Lumileds site in Asia.

Philips Group
Hazardous substances in kilos
2010 - 2014
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Lead and lead compounds
108
44
73
1
8
PFCs (Per Fluorinated Compounds)
1
1
Toluene
6,745
5,745
6,184
1,188
162
Xylene
30,491
37,889
18,944
28,176
22,979
Styrene
22,920
19,920
42,329
5,753
5,161
Antimony, Arsenic and their compounds
7
5
Hazardous substances
60,272
63,604
67,530
35,118
28,310

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Lead and lead compounds

The very limited increase from 1 kilo in 2013 to 8 kilos in 2014 in lead emissions were the result of adjustments in the calculation method.

PFCs

PFCs were only used in Lumileds sites. As a result of the exclusion of Lumileds and Automotive, Philips does not report any PFCs in 2014. Emissions by Lumileds were 3,392 kilos in 2014, a reduction of 36% compared to 2013.

Toluene

The emission of toluene, mainly used in wet lacquers, decreased by 86% in 2014 largely as a result of phase out programs in 2 sites in Consumer Lifestyle.

Xylene

The use of xylene decreased by 18% in 2014 due to the reduction in use of specific lacquers and thinners in Consumer Lifestyle combined with portfolio changes in Lighting.

Styrene

Two new reporting sites in Consumer Lifestyle emitted some 3,000 kilos of styrene which was mitigated by the termination of activities of a Lighting site in the USA.

Antimony, Arsenic and their compounds

Lighting was successful in phasing-out these substances as of 2012.

ISO 14001 certification

In 2014, 79% of reporting manufacturing sites were certified, the same level as in the previous year. In Lighting, several certified sites were closed, whereas new certificates were obtained by other sites. After Consumer Lifestyle, in 2014 Philips obtained a “One Lighting Certificate” covering most of the Lighting manufacturing sites. All sectors have plans for new acquisitions to be certified.

Philips Group
ISO 14001 certification as a % of all reporting organizations
2010 - 2014
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Philips Group
94
87
69
79
79

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Environmental Incidents

In 2014, there were neither incidents nor fines reported in Healthcare. Consumer Lifestyle reported two incidents related to waste water and a leakage, and a non-compliance with water which did not result in a fine. Three non-compliances were reported in Lighting relating to emissions, as well as one incident related to waste water. The two fines related to non-compliance which were reported in our sustainability reporting tool were not material. For discontinued operations an incident was reported related to waste and two non-compliances were reported which resulted in one non-material fine.

Sustainability world map


 
Total waste
Emission (kg)
Markets
Manifacturing sites
Lost Workday Injury rate1)
CO2 emitted (Tonnes CO2)
Waste (Tonnes)
Recycled (%)
Water (m3)
Restricted substances
Hazardous substances
Africa
0
0.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
ASEAN2)
5
0.11
92,635
5,165
61%
210,934
-
536
Benelux
11
0.24
27,396
9,433
78%
597,615
1
109
Central & East Europe
7
0.24
70,804
17,744
88%
482,069
2
18,258
DACH
4
0.48
3,829
2,258
87%
63,867
1
12
France
2
0.94
1,336
538
69%
10,071
-
25
Greater China
11
0.13
91,134
5,735
89%
745,281
2
449
Iberia
2
0.81
2,594
1,617
74%
44,673
-
0
Indian Subcontinent
5
0.05
73,087
8,354
99%
259,529
-
3,030
Italy, Israel and Greece
4
0.54
5,062
1,542
65%
25,397
-
2,764
Japan
0
0.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
Latin America
6
0.03
508
1,065
93%
26,204
-
788
Middle East & Turkey
0
0.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
Nordics
2
0.00
45
139
100%
3,828
-
0
North America3)
32
0.28
105,004
20,100
69%
599,894
3
2,332
Russia and Central Asia
0
0.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
UK & Ireland
2
0.20
1,059
1,332
83%
33,708
-
7
1)
Includes manufacturing and non-manufacturing sites
2)
One manufacturing site did not start to report environmental data yet
3)
Two manufacturing sites did not start to report environmental data yet
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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).

SF6 (Sulfur hexafluoride) is used in the electrical industry as a gaseous dielectric medium.