Royal Philips

Innovation, people and care since 1891  


Innovation that improves the lives of people everywhere. This is the story of Royal Philips and the heart of the Philips foundation.

About Royal Philips  


From its very beginnings in Eindhoven in 1891, Royal Philips has been a company committed to social responsibility; building schools and houses as well as setting up sports clubs and training for its employees and the communities they live in. Since the 1970s, environmental sustainability has been high on the agenda and the organization constantly seeks for ways of improving its operations, products and supply chains.


Today, Royal Philips drives sustainable innovation by considering the needs of people and the ecological needs of the planet. A leading proponent of the circular economy and Member of the World Economic Forum, Royal Philips is committed to helping improve the lives of 3 billion people by 2025 with the formation of the Philips Foundation being a natural extension of this.