Employee Resource

At Philips, we’re always looking for ways to make life better. For our customers, but also everyone who works here. It’s why we embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. Every employee is valued, regardless of race, ethnicity or age, gender or sexual orientation, or anything else that makes you unique.

Philips Named to the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2023 List

Philips integrates inclusion, belonging, equity and wellbeing into every aspect of the employee experience, starting when prospective candidates are first considering joining the company. Philips has taken strides to develop its diverse talent and increase representation in all parts of the company with an eye toward gender, race and ethnicity.

Diversity is a strength that drives more possibilities 

At Philips, we recognize that the best and most innovative solutions are created when people who think differently from each other collaborate. When they're open to new ideas and perspectives. Diversity gives us the power to create more opportunities.
A diverse, inclusive and healthy workplace energizes and drives better business outcomes. People who feel respected and heard bring their best qualities to work, which leads to better collaboration, communication, innovation and success. This mindset drives our commitment to an inclusive culture where every employee feels part of the team and enables a diverse workplace to thrive. 
Doctor using Philips connected care to give an ultrasound to a woman in a remote location
Philips employee at a pride event

When you're at your best, we're at ours

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-led groups run by volunteers. These communities play a crucial role in helping Philips foster an inclusive workplace. ERGs provide a safe space for employees to make meaningful connections, develop career opportunities, expand skills, and support key business initiatives. While strengthening relationships within the Philips community, ERGs promote a sense of belonging and encourage dialogue, providing new ways to look at issues and drive innovation. More than 5,000 employees are involved with the 12 ERGs in North America. Maybe one (or more) is a place for you? Check out the various ERGs below. Allies are also welcome!

Our employee resource groups

Able & Allies
To promote equality, awareness, and acceptance for the disability and mental health communities by supporting our community members.
Asian Employee Resource Group​​​​​​
Empowers, inspires and supports all Asian, Pacific Islander & Asian Heritage employees. AERG also aims to connect East and West cultures by supporting allies seeking insight into Asian communities and markets.
Black Employee Resource Group
Creates an inclusive environment for all Black employees through mentorship, professional development, networking, and cultural events to recruit, retain and empower diverse leadership at Philips.
Future Leaders & Rising Employees
Provides a comfortable space for those new to the workforce to learn, ask questions, sharpen professional skills and make connections. FLARE also seeks to support the attraction, development, and retention of young talent within Philips.
Indigenous at Philips Employee Resource Group
Indigenous at Philips is focused on fostering awareness of Canadian and North American Indigenous cultures, traditions, and values. Allies are welcome.
LatinX Employee Resource Group
Promotes support and growth of the LatinX community within Philips and local communities to increase brand awareness and enhance Philips’ reputation among these communities.
Middle Eastern Employee Resource Group
An open forum for employees who identify as Middle Eastern and others outside the community to network, meet, share new ideas and discuss topics related to Middle Eastern culture.
Neurodiversity Network​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​
Dedicated to making Philips a place where every mind can thrive – including those who think, feel, and interact with the world differently due to neurological differences such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia.
Philips Empowering Parents​​​​​
Increases awareness, acceptance and inclusiveness about parents’ challenges in the workplace. PEP also shares knowledge to drive positive change by supporting and advocating for flexible and family-friendly cultures.
Philips Women Lead​​​​​​​
A bottom-up movement that empowers women across Philips for their personal and professional growth.
Pride Network
Seeks to build a safe and supportive community for LGBTQA+ employees and allies and a greater sense of belonging for its members.
Veterans and Family Coalition​​​​​
Provides a community of veterans and military families to share experiences and challenges faced during service and positively impact the veteran transition experience and Philips.

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