"We consider sustainability to be a driver of growth and an integral part of the Philips DNA," said Rudy Provoost, Chairman of Philips' Sustainability Board and CEO of Philips Lighting. "By doubling our investment in Green Innovation by 2015, we re-confirm our ambition as a health and well-being company to deliver meaningful and sustainable solutions. This commitment also supports our Vision 2015 growth strategy, driven by global trends, such as the need for more sustainable and energy efficient products and solutions."
The increase in green sales, as a percentage of total sales in 2010, was achieved primarily by the company's continued focus on EcoDesign across sectors, a process aimed at developing products with a significantly lower environmental impact throughout its lifecycle.
Recent introductions of Green Products from Healthcare include the Philips Essential, a patient monitoring system, designed for clinical workflow and patient safety during transport, which offers a 48% reduction in energy use, 72% less product weight, 32% less packaging weight and a lead-acid free battery.
Notable green product launches in Consumer Lifestyle included the Econova TV, the first PVC/BFR free television in the world, which received both the EU-energy "A+" label as well as the EISA Best Green TV 2010/2011 award.
Lighting contributed to nearly half of total Philips Green Product sales and continued to make important strides with the commercial launch of the 12-watt EnduraLED lamp, the industry's first replacement for the traditional 60-watt incandescent lamp. This development, the first of its category to receive the ENERGY STAR qualification, was recognized by the American Lighting Association as the winner in the LED Replacements Lamp division for the Tomorrow Awards and was named "Product of the year 2010" by Popular Science Magazine.
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