Philips named supersector leader in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

September 8, 2011

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Philips has achieved supersector leader classification in the Personal and Household Goods category of the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This result underlines Philips’ ongoing commitment to sustainability as an integral part of the company’s strategy to become a leader in the domain of health and well-being.

 

Philips’ continued investments in innovation, efficiency and transparency within the supply chain and focus on positive customer experiences consistently place sustainability at the core of business practices across the company. This philosophy has translated into DJSI’s ranking recognition for Philips on such aspects as customer relationship management, environmental reporting, climate strategy and stakeholder engagement.

 

In its evaluation, the DJSI notes that, “Philips recognizes its environmental responsibility and has accelerated its research efforts in developing green products and solutions over the past year. In 2010, Green Products represented 38% of its global revenues, an increase of 18% over 2007, resulting from more than EUR 1 billion investment in Green Innovation.” The full report card is available on the DJSI website.


Under the EcoVision5 program, Philips focuses on three sustainability targets for 2015 in the areas of care, energy efficiency and recycling. Visit EcoVision5 for more information.

For further information please contact:

Joost Akkermans
Philips Corporate Communications
Tel: +31 20 5977 406
Email: joost.akkermans@philips.com 

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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 120,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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