Philips joins Practice Greenhealth as part of its long-standing commitment to
Supports nonprofit organization's mission of empowering health care providers
to increase efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient
safety and care
ANDOVER, Mass., April 23, 2013
ANDOVER, Mass., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics
(NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced its membership in Practice Greenhealth,
the leading organization in the U.S. for health care institutions that are
committed to sustainable, environmentally preferable practices.
As a member, Philips will have the opportunity to participate in a number of
initiatives that Practice Greenheath leads and supports to advance the
adoption of best practices in sustainability.These opportunities include the
Greening the OR™ and Greening the Supply Chain™ programs, which are designed
to reduce health care facilities' environmental footprint and promote the use
of more environmentally preferable products, while increasing operational
efficiency, to improve the health of patients, staff and the community.
"Becoming a Practice Greenhealth member will enhance our dialogue with health
care providers on how we can work together to achieve their sustainability
goals," said Luc Lenaerts, Senior Director, Sustainability at Philips
Healthcare."It adds an important dimension to our long-standing relationships
in the medical community. It is also in complete alignment with Philips' own
vision to make the world healthier and more sustainable – and to improve the
quality of people's lives – through timely and meaningful innovation."
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Philips offers a broad range of
products, solutions and services that can support hospitals and other
facilities in their sustainable health care initiatives. Philips Green
Products portfolio, for example, is designed to reduce costs, energy
consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, and ranges from state-of-the-art LED
lighting technology to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems that are
leading the industry in energy efficiency.
In addition, Philips has received numerous awards and recognition for its
management systems and sustainability reporting, including a 2013 top ten
ranking in Corporate Knights' annual Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations
in the World. The company has also achieved distinction as a Supersector
leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2012-2013 for the second
"We look forward to collaborating with hospitals and other health care
facilities on solutions for achieving cost savings through energy reduction in
lighting and medical equipment, while creating a healing environment for a
positive patient experience," added Lenaerts.
To learn more about Philips' corporate-wide commitment to sustainability,
please visit http://www.usa.philips.com/about/sustainability/index.page.
About Royal Philips Electronics:
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and
well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful
innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8
billion and employs approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in
more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care
and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting
applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News
from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
SOURCE Royal Philips Electronics
Contact: Rachel Bloom-Baglin, Philips Healthcare, Tel: +1 (978) 760-9007,
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