Philips Green products are products with improved environmental performance often supported by a recognized eco-performance label. Philips products are categorized as green products when they are outperforming existing products, competitor products or surpass minimum legislative requirements by at least 10% in one or more of the six key Philips Green Focal Areas. The six key green focal areas identified by Philips are: Energy, Packaging, Substances, Weight & Materials, Circularity and Lifetime. These areas were developed through our EcoDesign process, introduced in 1994, which considers all aspects of product development and design.
In addition to the EcoDesign process, we also use the life cycle approach to determine a product’s overall environmental optimization and improvement. The Life Cycle Assessment calculates the environmental impact of a product over its total life cycle (raw materials, manufacturing, product use and disposal). Green products are designed with the environment in mind, of course and with you too. We know that you want to make a conscious decision about the products you buy and be fully aware of all aspects of the impact they make. Have a look at the eco passport of a Philips product, it will explain the Green Focal Areas considered and applied in that specific product.