Philips receives ‘Champion for Change’ award from Practice Greenhealth for second consecutive year

May 15, 2015

Andover, MA and Portland, OR –  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has received the 'Champion for Change' award from Practice Greenhealth during an awards ceremony held last night at the annual CleanMed Conference and Exposition , the premier environmental conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability. Practice Greenhealth is North America's leading healthcare community that empowers its members to create better, safer, greener workplaces and communities.

This marks the second consecutive year that Philips has received this honor in recognition of its green health practices and sustainability initiatives across the organization. The 'Champion for Change' Award honors businesses that demonstrate successful accomplishments in making their own organization "greener" and have assisted their customers in improving their environmental performance as well.

In multiple "Green Healthcare" projects around the globe, Philips has supported hospitals to realize electricity savings in excess of 50 percent in lighting and medical equipment and helped free-up significant resources for improving the healthcare environments for patients and staff.  Philips SmarthPath and Philips Diamond Select programs are strong examples of how Philips enables their customers to re-use materials and to take benefit of the Circular Economy paradigm shift.

";The depth of Philips' commitment to sustainability and to supporting their healthcare customers in realizing cost savings through green efficiencies, while improving patient satisfaction and staff productivity, is clearly evident," said Jeff Brown, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth. "We are recognizing Philips once again this year, for consistently delivering resource-efficient healthcare solutions to their clients and assisting them in improving their environmental performance."

"Sustainability is part of our ambition to make the world healthier and to improve the lives of 3 billion people  a year by 2025", said Brent Shafer, CEO Philips North America. "The 'Champion for Change' award is a great testimonial to our strategy to continuously reduce the environmental impact of our operations, making the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation."

For more information on Philips Green Healthcare initiatives, please visit: www.philips.com/greenhealthcare.  

For further information, please contact:

Silvie Casanova
Philips North America
(o) (978) 659-7467  (m) 781-879-0692
Silvie.Casanova@philips.com

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About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 108,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.





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