In terms of environmental responsibility and action on climate change, Philips continues to partner with like-minded front runners in sustainability to drive global change. All Philips operations in the United States are already powered by wind energy since 2017, and through a unique consortium, also the operations in the Netherlands are completely powered by green electricity since last year. Philips is now firmly on course to achieve global carbon neutrality in its operations in 2020, delivering on its commitment to the UN Sustainability Goals on climate change. Another example, Philips CEO Frans van Houten continues to co-chair the PACE (Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy) organization, which as part of a wider program of sustainability initiatives has spearheaded the Global Plastic Action Partnership and Capital Equipment Coalition.
At the beginning of this year’s World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit, which is taking place this week in the context of UNGA 75, Philips’ Chief Medical Officer Jan Kimpen spoke about accelerating digital inclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Philips Head of Global Government and Public Affairs is participating in sessions discussing Financing for the SDGs and ESG. He will share how the private, public and non-profit sectors can build stronger partnerships to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
On September 24, Robert Metzke, Philips’ Head of Sustainability, Strategy & Innovation, will explore the interface between climate and health during a Climate Cocktail Club virtual event, which can be viewed live or recorded on the Climate Cocktail Club YouTube channel.