We engage, support and collaborate with our suppliers in their pursuit of continuous improvement in social and environmental performance. For example, we set clear targets and provide timely progress updates. We provide tailor-made training and coaching on specific social, environmental and governance issues. And we audit supplier performance, crucially providing proper support to help non-compliant suppliers take corrective action.
The journey towards supply chain sustainability is a challenging one, often requiring an industry-wide effort in collaboration with other societal stakeholders. That’s why we take a leading role in the Responsible Business Alliance, RBA (formerly known as the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, EICC) and encourage our strategic suppliers to join the RBA too.
Integrity is fundamental to our sustainability efforts. We do not tolerate any form of unethical behavior by our employees or business partners. And we encourage anyone who suspects a breach of ethical standards in any of Philips’ business activities to report their concerns, in strictest confidence, via the externally hosted Philips Ethics Line.