Risk management

Philips’ risk management focuses on the following risk categories: Strategic, Operational, Compliance and Financial risks. 


The risk overview highlights the main risks known to Philips, which could hinder it in achieving its strategic and financial business objectives. The risk overview may, however, not include all the risks that may ultimately affect Philips. Some risks not yet known to Philips, or currently believed not to be material, could ultimately have a major impact on Philips’ businesses, objectives, revenues, income, assets, liquidity or capital resources.


Risk management forms an integral part of the business planning and review cycle. The company’s risk and control policy is designed to provide reasonable assurance that objectives are met by integrating management control into the daily operations, by ensuring compliance with legal requirements and by safeguarding the integrity of the company’s financial reporting and its related disclosures. It makes management responsible for identifying the critical business risks and for the implementation of fit-for-purpose risk responses. Philips’ risk management approach is embedded in the areas of corporate governance, Philips Business Control Framework and Philips General Business Principles.

Read more details in Philips Annual Report 2015: