Building a responsible
and sustainable
healthcare industry

Purpose at our heart

From our origins 130 years ago, we've been passionate about the role we play in helping to shape a better future. That commitment goes beyond what we do and extends to how we do it.

It is our purpose to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 is our guiding light: ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’.

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Purpose at the heart of Philips

Healthy people need a healthy planet

Working at Philips means committing to doing business responsibly and sustainably so people can live healthy lives on a healthy planet.

The lives and livelihoods of millions around the world face danger from climate change. Global healthcare systems, designed to save lives, contribute to over 4% of global CO2 emissions – more than the aviation and shipping industries. 
​​​​​​​As we strive to transform healthcare, we need to decarbonize it too, by taking climate action, driving the transition to a circular economy, implementing EcoDesign in our products, and partnering with our suppliers to reduce their environmental footprint.

Learn more about our environmental, social, and governance responsibilities >

Improving health and well-being
​​​​​​​the world over

Having a positive social impact means offering our people the best place to work, engaging with our suppliers, and driving positive change in the communities where we operate. Our commitment to improving people’s health and well-being includes 300 million people in underserved communities by 2025, rising to 400 million by 2030.

As a Philips employee, you'll be responsible for helping us to deliver that social impact while also ensuring that everything we do is anchored by the highest standards of ethical and responsible practices.

Download our 2022 Human Rights Report to learn more >
Philips is improving health and well being the world over
Measuring our impact

Measuring our impact

We take our Environmental, Social and Governance goals extremely seriously.
So seriously, that we measure our impact in these areas to ensure
​​​​​​​that we're doing business responsibly and sustainably. 

Watch this video to learn more about how we do it. 
Philips foundation providing access to quality healthcare for 100 million people a year

Philips Foundation

Our commitment to improve people’s health and well-being includes 300 million peoplein underserved communities by 2025,
rising to 400 million by 2030. Philips Foundation is a registered charity that was established in 2014.
It was founded on the belief that, through innovation and collaboration, we can solve
some of the world’s toughest challenges and make an impact where it really matters.

Learn more about Philips Foundation and its projects >

Do you want to learn more about what Philips Foundation does?
BBC StoryWork's online series Technology's Golden Age examines the power of technology to enhance the
quality of life for the aging global population. Watch the video below or read the full article here to discover
how Philips Foundation partnered with NCD Alliance Kenya, and the Ministry of Health Kenya, to tackle
the increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in underserved Kenyan communities.
Whether through coordinated fundraising or volunteering programs,
Philips Foundation focuses our employees' efforts on a single global healthcare issue,
such as reducing worldwide child mortality rates caused by childhood pneumonia.

When all our employees are empowered, we can have an inspiring impact.
More than 5.1 million people’s lives in underserved settings have been
​​​​​​​improved with over 150 coordinated Philips Foundation impact projects. 

​​​​​​​Read the inspiring stories of our employees who gave back