Helping our employees contribute to their communities

The Philips Cares program enables our employees in North America to volunteer their services to support local communities through health, education and environmental initiatives.

Philips Cares reinforces our overall mission to improve people’s lives by creating healthy, sustainable communities that contribute to the success and well-being of future generations. This can take many forms: from helping a child excel in math, to providing safety and energy-efficient home improvements for the disadvantaged, or raising awareness of the importance of cardiac health.

 

Supporting and encouraging this type of community service reflect our belief that each of us can touch the lives of those around us, making our world a better place. It also provides an opportunity to build relationships with non-profit organizations that promote health, education and environmental initiatives.

 

Volunteering in a local community has countless benefits for our people. It can make them feel good about their contribution, sharpen a particular skill, help them to get to know their community or demonstrate commitment to a cause they feel passionately about – all while positively impacting people’s lives.

Through Philips Cares, we actively support the areas most important to our company and our employees: health, education, and the environment. This is illustrated through partnerships with non-profit organizations including the American Heart Association, 4-H, Rebuilding Together and March of Dimes. 


The center of the program is the Philips Cares website. Here employees find local volunteer opportunities, track their participation, suggest or learn of new volunteer opportunities, and discover how fellow colleagues are active in their communities. In 2013 alone, more than 5,000 of our employees participated in volunteer opportunities that suited their needs, schedules and passions in partnerships with organizations such as the American Heart Association, March of Dimes and Rebuilding Together.