Our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2030

To achieve our ambition, we are developing new approaches to healthcare that promote prevention rather than simply treat illness, we focus on energy and resource efficiency, and we create more innovations that are more intuitive, effective, affordable and accessible.


Our approach to sustainability considers both the needs of people and the ecological capacity of the planet


We create value by delivering products that have a positive impact on the health and well-being of the people touched by them, and on the planet. We continue to invest in improving our operations and in helping communities to enjoy a better life. Achieving our sustainability goals requires a new way of doing business that moves away from the traditional linear economy (take-make-break) towards a holistic, circular economy.

We innovate to deliver products and solutions that improve people’s health and well-being 


Around the world, more people are living longer, and more are living with chronic conditions – driving healthcare spending to unsustainable levels. We are innovating new care delivery models that give patients more control and responsibility for their healthcare, and offer providers solutions for improving access and outcomes while managing costs. At the same time we are investing resources to address social challenges and create healthy communities.

In our efforts to create a more sustainable planet, we are striving to reduce the ecological impact of our products and operations


All over the world, people are concerned about the impact human activity is having on climate change. At the same time, our planet is facing significant and growing resource constraints. This is heightening concerns about, among other things, the secure and reliable supply of affordable energy, the loss of biodiversity, the availability of materials, and water scarcity.


To help address these issues, we innovate, take action and measure our progress in three key areas – Green Innovation, Green Operations & Supplier Sustainability, and the Circular Economy.

Our Lives Improved model measures the positive impact our products and solutions have on people’s lives


We take a two-dimensional approach – social and ecological – to improving people’s lives.


Products and solutions that directly support the curative (care) or preventive (well-being) side of people’s health, determine the contribution to the social dimension.


The contribution to the ecological dimension is determined by means of our Green product portfolio, such as our energy-efficient lighting.

We are making strong progress in our efforts to make the world healthier and more sustainable. Here are just a few of our achievements.

Circular 2018 Finalist
Frans van Houten, CEO & Chairman, Royal Philips received the Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
Philips ranked #2 by scoring 81 out of 100 points overall in the Health Care Equipment & Services industry group
Philips - Climate Performance Leader 2015
Philips for the sixth consecutive year been placed on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Change A List. Philips scored the CDP A rating for its engagement with suppliers on climate change.
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Philips CEO Frans van Houten, as the co-chair of PACE (Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy) at the World Economic Forum launched a pledge to take back and repurpose all the large medical systems that its customers are prepared to return to it.
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Philips is the world’s first health technology company to have its CO2 targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Detailed policies, publications and other information related to innovation are available in the downloads section.