In 2014 a biodiversity impact assessment was performed for all our industrial sites, using the geo-locations of these sites and the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT). For every industrial site the nearest Key Biodiversity Area or IUCN protected area was determined as well as the distance to such area. After further validation with our industrial site staff, it appeared that only our Glemsford (UK) site is located within a radius of 1 kilometer from such an area, the Glemsford Pits, but has no impact on its biodiversity. The results of our assessment for all industrial sites can be found here.
Philips continued in 2014 to work with Trucost and performed an Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) analysis to help identify natural capital dependency “hot spots” and place a financial value on Philips environmental impacts. The environmental impact of Philips itself is limited as the company is not very energy intensive and is not emitting large quantities of high impact substances. The impact of our supply chain however is significantly higher than our own impact. For this reason, we used the identified hot-spots in our supply chain as input for our CDP Supply Chain program. Philips includes natural capital as a source of value creation. Together with the WBCSD we are further developing the EP&L concept and methodology, including the environmental benefits.