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Our Annual Report 2016 is live

2016 was a defining year for Philips as we advanced our transformation, driving innovation and improving the lives of billions of people around the globe. As well as providing all the detail behind the headline financial numbers announced in January, the Annual Report 2016 includes everything you need to know about our social and environmental performance over the past year; includes Message from our CEO.

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Philips launches Breathe Boldly movement

On World COPD Day, Royal Philips is proud to announce the Breathe Boldly social initiative, which aims to raise awareness for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Patients with COPD often have trouble breathing, sometimes feeling as though they are breathing through a straw. Led by Philips with the support of the COPD Foundation and the daughter and son-in-law of the late Leonard Nimoy, who died of COPD in 2015, Breathe Boldly encourages people to post a photo or video on social media of themselves performing an activity while breathing through a straw with the hashtag #BreatheBoldly for #COPD to show empathy and support for those living with COPD.

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A little more action

At Philips, we believe that concerns about your health shouldn’t hold you back in life.

Discover the remarkable story of Keith Hart, a 45-year-old software engineer with a dream he was worried his health could hold back. Watch how he improved his health habits in only 6 weeks to give the performance of a lifetime.

© 2016 ABG EPE IP LLC

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Philips’ Fourth Quarter Results 2016

Philips’ Fourth Quarter Results 2016

Philips reports a 19% improvement in Adjusted EBITA to EUR 1 billion, net income of EUR 640 million and sales of EUR 7.2 billion in Q4, with the HealthTech portfolio growing at 5%.

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Is the world ready for integrated care?

Is the world ready for integrated care?

With growing, aging populations and a rise of chronic diseases, the world is facing imminent healthcare challenges. The new Future Health Index, an international research commissioned by Philips, reveals perceptions of access and integration of healthcare systems, and adoption of connected care technology to determine how prepared the world is to meet the new healthcare needs.

For the full report visit www.futurehealthindex.com

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Philips at HIMMS Conference & Exhibition

Philips at HIMMS Conference & Exhibition

Our innovations span the health continuum, from acute care to wellness and prevention. From hospital to home, we provide clinical and IT expertise to help you deliver continuous health.

At HIMSS 2016 we showcased connected health solutions and services that show how we are supporting people and their care providers throughout the entire health continuum. Our proof points focused on the following 3 key areas: Chronic Disease Management, Care Coordination and Personal and Population Health.

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Breathless Choir

Breathless Choir

Can people with severe breathing problems lead a more fulfilling life? Philips believes they can. Follow the remarkable story of eighteen people who defy the odds to discover a new sense of independence and freedom.

This link will take you through to our global English site

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Highlights from the Philips Foundation

Highlights from the Philips Foundation

Philips Foundation is the formalization of Royal Philips’ long standing commitment to improving the lives of people and communities around the world through social innovation. We are very proud to share our latest highlights.

We are for instance supporting a project in rural areas of Turkey where 180,000 children will receive heart scans, as part of the Little Hearts Project. Children in Switzerland learn about the importance of balanced diets and active leisure time and we provide expertise and facilities in a pilot project in Xinjiang, China.

To learn more about these and other Philips Foundation projects, please visit the Philips Foundation website.

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Philips Open Innovation Challenge

Philips Open Innovation Challenge

Could your idea change lives for the better? Enter the Philips Open Innovation Challenge and win a chance to pitch your idea live at a special award show – and experience the world of Philips innovation for real.

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Philips Open Innovation Challenge the contest that can change lives
75 years as a leader in personal care

75 years as a leader in personal care

2014 marks 75 years of Philips leading the way in male grooming and beauty. Ever since the first Philips Philishave was introduced back in 1939, Philips has been transforming the electric shaving and beauty industries, with innovations including the now iconic triple-headed shaver, revolutionary hair removal technologies and, more recently, exciting skincare solutions. Having helped generations to achieve the look they desire, Philips looks forward to changing the lives - and appearances - of generations more with inspirational and impactful personal care innovations.

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A century of research into improving lives

A century of research into improving lives

2014 marks 100 years since Philips Research was established - a landmark that the company will celebrate throughout the year. Anton and Gerard Philips, the company’s founders, created the Natuurkundig Laboratorium in 1914 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Since then, Philips’ focus on innovations that touch lives has resulted in more than 165,000 granted patents, including game-changing X-ray tubes, radios that connect continents, pioneering shavers, as well as the very first audio cassettes and CDs. Today, Philips has one of the world’s largest corporate research organizations, employing 1,500 professionals across six locations.

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My Heart Is Unique

My Heart Is Unique

Last year, 17.5 million people died of cardiovascular disease – a staggering number, which is why Philips is on a mission to do something about it.

This year, to mark World Heart Day, we are raising awareness of the vital, incomparable importance of heart health, and letting you know how to take better care of your heart.

Visit MyHeartIsUnique.com to learn more about the steps you can take to keep your heart healthy and strong.

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Philips is the world’s largest patent applicant at the EPO

Philips is the world’s largest patent applicant at the EPO

Philips is the world’s largest patent applicant for patents filed at the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2015. Last year Philips filed 2,402 patent applications according to the 2015 Patent Applicant Ranking, which was released by the EPO.

Philips rose to first place in 2015 from the second position in 2014 in the EPO’s annual ranking. In addition, Philips ranks first in three of the ten leading fields of technology: ‘Medical Technology’, ‘Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy’ and ‘Measurement’.

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Philips recognized with prestigious awards

Philips recognized with prestigious awards

Philips’ design excellence has been recognized with 37 prestigious Red Dot awards and we are now #1 in the international iF ranking for design.

These awards reflect the increasing importance of communication, concept and service design. Philips Design has pioneered the shift from product-led to experience-led design. By co-creating with our customers and broadening our view to design for whole ecosystems we have a big real-world impact, which is reflected in our rankings.

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How the Dutch Open Hackathon promotes innovation

How the Dutch Open Hackathon promotes innovation

Today’s global health challenges require new ideas, new solutions and a new focus from consumers and families, clinicians and caregivers, companies and communities. Philips is tackling this new world head-on through the convergence of data, connectivity and innovation. But no one company or person can solve these big challenges alone.

November’s Dutch Open Hackathon will be a declaration of innovation, a breeding place of new ideas and applications, and a collaboration between the developer community and the bigger international community in the Netherlands. We’re looking forward to seeing the innovations it will bring.

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The true meaning of Innovation

The true meaning of Innovation

To celebrate World Creativity & Innovation Week, Philips takes a look at the modern buzzword of ‘innovation’, and asks experts from all industries what innovation truly means in today’s businesses and beyond.

As a company that has innovation in its DNA, Philips is constantly seeking new ways to create, invent and solve problems in order to improve people’s lives.

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What will be your impact?

What will be your impact?

Do you share our passion to improve people’s lives? Want to have impact on innovations that matter? Go to our new careers page to see what it’s like to work for us, search for job vacancies, and more! Check out the personal stories of our colleagues and how they are making a difference at www.philips.com/careers.

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Collaborate with Philips, bring your ideas to life

Collaborate with Philips, bring your ideas to life

At Philips, we know that innovation can come from anywhere. That’s why we’re always looking for partners with whom we can collaborate – to combine knowledge in new ways and create synergies.  With our idea submission website, SimplyInnovate, we aim to provide a clear channel through which you, the innovator, can connect with the relevant people within Philips.  If you have a potentially winning innovation that addresses an unmet need in the market, we want to hear from you.

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