Our Employees

We believe in treating people in a way that develops their talents and encourages them to make the most of themselves both at work and in their personal lives.

Our aim is to develop our business further by creating products that improve people’s lives. At the same time, we believe in improving our own people’s lives by creating a fulfilling and exciting work environment.

Our Values

Honesty is the key to our company values. The more we trust each other, the better we can all progress. And it’s only by establishing open and fair lines of communication that we can use our talents fully, benefiting both ourselves and everyone around us.

Training and development
We believe our employees’ opportunities are our opportunities too. The better they can develop and use their talents, the more both they and we will grow. So we constantly encourage our employees to make more of themselves and to find ways in which you can excel.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global organization, we recognize and appreciate the wide variety of people who work for us. Each individual employee is unique, with his or her own background, culture, characteristics, skills and ambitions. Our customers are equally unique, and it is thanks to the diversity of our own staff that we can understand them better.

Working as “One Philips”

As “One Philips” we work together to achieve our goal of providing meaningful solutions to human needs. It is therefore crucial that we communicate properly among ourselves and that everyone is given full opportunity to use their individual talents. Here are some ways we do it:

• Engagement Survey:
We believe it is important that employees feel part of a team, experience that their ideas and suggestions count, can trust their manager, and that diverse perspectives are valued. There are formal and informal reviews to test these points, and the results are input for improvement and change programs. Leaders that do well in this area are highly recognized.
• Performance Management:
To achieve our business goals and delight our customers, we need to attract, recruit and retain the best possible talent while offering our employees energizing challenges and development opportunities in line with our business objectives. Underpinning this belief, Philips has developed PPM (People Performance Management), our global process for managing the performance and development of our employees.

• Other initiatives:
These include teamwork sessions, off-site meetings and activities, community work placements, and communication activities such as videos and testimonials.

Business Principles
The Philips General Business Principles govern the Company’s business decisions and actions throughout the world, applying equally to corporate actions and the behavior of individual employees when on company business. They incorporate the fundamental principles on which all Philips activities are or should be based: integrity, fair trade, non-discrimination and equal opportunities.

Occupational health and safety policy

We strive for an injury and illness free work environment. To drive improvement we set performance goals for the company and our individual sectors.