Supplier sustainability

Supplier sustainability

At Philips, it is our purpose to improve people’s lives. This goal extends beyond our innovative products, systems and services to our supply chain. We invest in relationships with suppliers who provide a safe working environment, treat workers with respect, and work in an environmentally sound way.

Supplier sustainability

At Philips, it is our purpose to improve people’s lives. This goal extends beyond our innovative products, systems and services to our supply chain. We invest in relationships with suppliers who provide a safe working environment, treat workers with respect, and work in an environmentally sound way. 

Our approach


By being transparent and engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders – from customers, governments and NGOs to suppliers, employees and investors – we are able to identify issues and opportunities and gain insights that we use to refine our supplier sustainability strategy. We then translate this strategy into dedicated programs to help our suppliers improve their social and environmental performance.

Our programs


We have strategic programs to help our suppliers improve their sustainability performance, thus supporting our ambition to create a healthier, more sustainable world. These cover the assessment of supplier sustainability performance, management of regulated substances, conflict minerals, greening the supply chain, improvement of working conditions, and responsible sourcing initiatives.
Supplier sustainability performance

Supplier Sustainability Performance

 

Reflecting our commitment to improving peoples' lives, we engage with our suppliers to promote acceptable working conditions, environmentally responsible management.

Responsible sourcing of minerals

Responsible Sourcing of Minerals

 

We have acted to make sure we are not helping finance conflict through the metals present in our products.

Substances management

Substances Management

 

As a part of our commitment to health, safety and the environment, it is vitally important that our suppliers comply with all relevant requirements regarding the use of regulated substances.

Greening the supply chain

Greening the Supply Chain

 

We motivate suppliers to disclose their environmental performance, including carbon emissions, and help them find a win-win green solution.

Our policies

 
Building upon our company-wide sustainability strategy, our policies set out Philips’ position on topics that are of material importance to the sustainability performance of our supply chain. For a full understanding of the various requirements, please download the respective policies.

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