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Dec 05, 2022

Philips statement on the war in Ukraine and the situation in Russia

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Philips strongly condemns Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, and the devastating impact it is having on the country’s people. Philips and the Philips Foundation will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.
 
Together with the Philips Foundation, we are working closely with our colleagues in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Ministry of Health to provide much-needed medical devices to the country’s hospitals, mobile medical brigades, and local institutions such as maternity clinics. The mobile hospital, patient monitors, and mobile X-ray and ultrasound devices that Philips and the Philips Foundation have delivered to Ukraine are helping to save lives. Consumer products, including products for mothers and their babies, have been provided to Ukrainian hospitals, maternity homes, and charitable organizations.

In addition, Philips and the Philips Foundation have been working with local humanitarian organizations, such as the Red Cross and local government agencies to provide support to Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Romania, and the Czech Republic. This includes the provision of patient monitors and handheld diagnostic ultrasound devices to assist in acute and emergency care, as well as products for child care. At Romania’s border with Ukraine, the Philips Foundation and the Italian Red Cross have stationed a mobile hospital ready for deployment in case of emergency.

Since February 2022, Philips has substantially reduced its activities in Russia. This includes stopping shipments of our consumer health products to the country (except for certain baby care products), the suspension of marketing activities, and winding down of R&D activities.
 
As a global leader in health technology, Philips aims to support the provision of high-quality healthcare across the globe. We are focusing our remaining activities in Russia on the delivery of medical systems, devices, and spare parts to healthcare providers to the extent possible, in full compliance with applicable export controls and sanctions. This is in line with the guidance provided by various regulators, including by the US Department of Treasury in their Fact Sheet on ‘Preserving Agricultural Trade, Access to Communication, and Other Support to Those Impacted by Russia’s War Against Ukraine’ published on April 19, 2022.
 
We will continue to closely monitor developments with a view to evaluating possible next steps and will support any decisions and actions taken by the international community.

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