|As the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP15 – continues into its second week, Philips is to show world leaders gathering in Copenhagen just how innovation in lighting technologies can help mayors and municipal leaders significantly improve energy efficiency in their cities.|
|Philips is to call upon mayors and municipal leaders to accelerate sustainability in infrastructure projects and building renovation, as part of the effort to combat climate change.
|Philips is pleased to announce that the Philips’ LED candle, from the Novallure series, has been recognized by the Hong Kong Designers Association with the silver HKDA Asia Design Award 09.
|Philips is to enable people with little or no access to electricity to enjoy playing or watching sport long into the night with the world’s first dedicated solar-powered LED floodlighting (intense beams of light) solution.|
|Philips and Achmea Health, the largest healthcare insurer in the Netherlands, today signed a five-year agreement to cooperate in the development of innovative care solutions aimed at increasing the independence of chronic patients. The initiative will focus on enabling chronic disease sufferers to better manage their health at home, reducing the need for hospital stays|
|Dutch partnership with Eneco Energy Trade, Royal Philips Electronics and ING Wholesale Banking makes distribution of 30 million CFLs to low and middle income households possible with support of the Mexican government.|
|The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition has received its first entrant, a product from Philips Electronics. Philips has developed, manufactured and will bring to market an LED replacement for the common 60-Watt incandescent light bulb. Philips developed this product in response to DOE’s industry-wide challenge, and was today recognized by DOE as the first company to submit an entry.|
|Philips will today call for action to ensure that renovation of existing infrastructure and buildings in cities is accelerated in the battle against climate change. At the UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change, Philips will call upon governments worldwide to help ensure a green recovery by setting ambitious CO2 reduction targets as well as strong legislative standards for implementation. The company puts weight behind its appeal by partnering with the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), committing to make cities 40% more energy efficient in the next 10 years.|
|In a keynote speech delivered today at this year’s Nikkei-Philips symposium on “Independent Living and Home healthcare”, Dr. Eric Silfen, Chief Medical Officer, Philips Healthcare, reconfirmed Philips’ commitment to ensuring sound and sustainable healthcare in the future. Speaking to an audience of experts from a wide variety of fields and sectors (including the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare), Dr. Silfen focused upon the complex challenge of providing quality care to the nearly 7 billion people living on this planet and the significance of “empowerment”, in a rapidly ageing society.|
|Philips is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious INDEX:Award in the category Home, for the Chulha, Philips' innovative sustainable, healthy cooking stove. The INDEX: Award is a bi-annual award that supports the INDEX mission to generate more design to improve life of higher quality all over the world. |