Our green products

We would like to invite you to find out more about our new five year sustainability program running from 2016-2020 ‘Healthy people, sustainable planet.’
Philips wants to make the world healthier and more sustainable. To make this a reality, we have to keep thinking differently; pushing the boundaries of what is currently believed possible. We continuously innovate and deliver products and technologies that are positive for people and the environment. At Philips we call this Green Innovation.

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.


Energy consumption is often the single most important factor in determining a product’s lifecycle environmental impact. By improving the energy efficiency of a product, we can reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint.


Packaging is essential to transporting and preserving products. Lightweight packaging, recycled content or recyclable packaging helps minimize resource consumption and lowers their carbon footprint.


Products are made using a range of substances but some of these substances can have a negative impact on the environment. By minimizing the use of hazardous substances, either by deliberately going below legally permitted levels or by phasing them out entirely, we can decrease the environmental impact our products make.

Weight & Materials

Products include amounts and types of materials. By reducing the amount of materials we use, we can use fewer resources and less energy during manufacturing and/or transportation. Also the choice of materials e.g. precious metals, bio-based, bio-degradable materials has a positive or negative ecological impact.


Circularity describes the potential of a product to contribute to the circular economy by calculating the system, product, parts and components in multiple cycles. Additionally it also includes the recovery and reuse of materials in products. Upgrading, serviceability, refurbishment, spare parts harvesting and increasing the recycled content and recyclability reduces the consumption of resources. Moreover designing products for modularity, ease of disassembly, component reuse and material purity also helps stimulate the circular economy.


Increasing the lifetime of a product makes it possible for that same product to be used over a longer period of time. This results in reduced resource consumption and transportation emissions for new products.