Health and Safety performance

A number of sites showed outstanding safety performance, for example the Healthcare Pune site in India, which reached a significant milestone by achieving over 2 million man-hours without an LWIC by the end of 2014 (over 2 years without an accident). The Consumer Lifestyle facility in Varginha, Brazil achieved 4 years without an LWIC by the end of 2014.

Philips Group
Lost workday injuries per 100 FTEs
2010 - 2014
 
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Healthcare
0.25
0.20
0.22
0.19
0.20
Consumer Lifestyle
0.26
0.23
0.25
0.24
0.12
Lighting
0.73
0.67
0.47
0.42
0.37
Innovation, Group & Services
0.13
0.04
0.05
0.04
0.02
Continuing operations
0.45
0.38
0.31
0.27
0.23
Discontinued operations
0.84
0.59
0.55
0.37
0.25
Philips Group
0.50
0.38
0.31
0.28
0.23

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Lighting

Lighting achieved a strong decline in reported accident rates in recent years. In 2014, the number of LWIC decreased to 132, compared with 165 in 2013. The LWIC rate decreased to 0.37, compared with 0.42 in 2013. The number of Lost Workdays decreased by 3% to 4,700 days. One major achievement was a zero level of LWIC at 12 significant industrial units (over 100 FTEs) in 2014. Efforts are being made to further reduce these rates through an emphasis on prevention and Behavior-Based Safety, supported by senior management involvement.

In 2014, Health and Safety management in Turnkey Lighting projects was a key focus area. A Health and Safety global framework has been launched to support and provide training for project managers and their teams in the commercial organizations, including contractors. This framework will continue to be rolled out in 2015.

Healthcare

The Health and Safety performance of Healthcare was relatively stable in 2014. The number of LWIC and the LWIC rate remained constant compared to 2013 at 72 and 0.2 respectively. However, the total number of Lost Workdays decreased by 10% year-on-year to 2,242 days. Healthcare continued to focus on Health and Safety improvement actions within their Field Service Organization (FSO), including the launch of a formalized Health and Safety management framework as well as the deployment of renewed targeted trainings for high-risk areas such as radiation and electrical safety. FSO Lost Workdays decreased to 33% of the Sector total compared with 37% in 2013, although the number of LWIC increased to 31 from 28 in 2013.

Consumer Lifestyle

Consumer Lifestyle showed a significant decrease in LWIC from 39 in 2013 to 21 in 2014. The LWIC rate fell by 49% year-on-year to an internal benchmark level of 0.12. The number of Lost Workdays increased, however, from 842 to 1,608 days as recovery periods increased. The new governance structure launched in the Consumer Lifestyle organization in 2013, to embed Health and Safety performance reviews and ownership in the businesses, proved successful.

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