Philips Lighting is a global market leader with recognized expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solutions. We have pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 123 years, laying the basis for our current strength and ensuring we are well-placed to be a leader in the digital transformation. We aim to further strengthen our position in the digital market through added investment in LED leadership while at the same time capitalizing on our broad portfolio, distribution and brand in conventional lighting.
We address people’s lighting needs across a full range of market segments. Indoors, we offer lighting solutions for homes, shops, offices, schools, hotels, factories and hospitals. Outdoors, we offer solutions for roads (street lighting and car lights) and for public spaces, residential areas and sports arenas. In addition, we address the desire for light-inspired experiences through architectural projects. Finally, we offer specific applications of lighting in specialized areas, such as horticulture and water purification.
Philips Lighting spans the entire lighting value chain – from light sources, luminaires, electronics and controls to full applications and solutions – through the following businesses: Light Sources & Electronics, Consumer Luminaires, Professional Lighting Solutions, Automotive Lighting, and Lumileds.
Philips Lighting employs approximately 47,000 people worldwide.
Philips actively participates in ‘Open Innovation’ through relationships with academic and industrial partners, as well as via European and regional projects, in order to improve innovation efficiency and share the related financial exposure. The High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (Netherlands), the Philips Innovation Campus in Bangalore (India), and Research Shanghai (China), are prime examples of environments enabling Open Innovation. In this way, we also seek to ensure proximity of innovation activities to growth geographies.
In 2013, Philips invested EUR 1.7 billion in Research and Development.
Philips’ IP portfolio currently consists of around 59,000 patent rights, 35,000 trademarks, 81,000 design rights and 4,200 domain name registrations. Philips filed approximately 1,500 patents in 2012, with a strong focus on the growth areas in health and well-being.
Philips Design is widely recognized as a leader in people-centric design. In 2012, it won over 120 key design awards in the areas of product, communication and innovation design.
Sustainability is at the center of Philips’ strategy.
We invest in the developments of green technologies and enable our consumers to contribute to a healthier world on a day to day basis by choosing green products. We take actions to continuously reduce the environmental impact of our operations and secure healthy ecosystems. Additionally, we are committed to supporting healthy communities by investing our resources in programs that address some of the world’s biggest social challenges.
All Philips products go through an EcoDesign process, identifying environmental impact in terms of energy efficiency, hazardous substances, take-back and recycling, weight and lifetime reliability. Philips’ processes on Green Product sales are verified annually by an independent third party and published in the Annual Report.
Philips aims to combat global healthcare challenges by focusing on delivering better quality healthcare at lower costs, also in the emerging markets, such as China and India.
Philips also takes a leading position in educational programs, showing its stakeholders that energy efficient solutions are simple, easy and actionable and make economic sense for national and local governments, businesses, schools and individuals.