The prize, which was awarded to Philips at a ceremony yesterday evening, follows Philips’ recent signing of the Dutch government’s latest Green Deal ‘Sustainable Healthcare for a Healthy Future’ initiative. Earlier this year, Philips was also awarded the prestigious 2018 Supplier Engagement Award by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) for the company’s Supplier Sustainability Performance (SSP) program. Winning the Crystal Prize therefore represents further evidence of Philips’ leadership in sustainability, with firm commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change built into the company’s long-term strategy for sustainable growth.
To achieve sustainable growth, Philips has an ongoing dual-axis ‘Healthy people, sustainable planet’ program, one axis of which focuses on increasing societal benefit by enabling more healthy people, while the other axis focuses on reducing environmental impact and maintaining the resources of the planet.
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