Philips wins awards for energy efficient products
Flat TV uses 15% less energy
Tuesday, August 15, 2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands– Royal Philips has won notable awards in both Europe and Asia for designing energy efficient products with a reduced environmental impact.
The European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA)– comprised of 50 magazines from 20 countries – has named one of Philips’s flat TV’s1 European Green TV of the Year, 2006-2007. On the other side of the world, the Philips’ micro jukebox2 recently received the bronze prize in the 2006 Hong Kong Eco-Products Awards, a competition of the Hong Kong Business Environment Council.
The judges were impressed by the products very low power consumption; for the flat TV 15% less than that of its nearest competitor. They also appreciated the easier end-life disassembly enabling components to be separated for recycling or safe disposal.
“As a company we are very proud of our heritage of maintaining business success whilst improving the quality of people’s lives. With these products consumers will save on their energy bill and will also have contributed to reducing the effects of climate change,” commented Rudy Provoost, CEO of Philips Consumer Electronics.
The award is a positive reflection of Philips’ efforts at innovative and sustainable business solutions that are addressing the big global challenges of access to and demand for healthcare and energy. The company has committed its businesses to apply energy efficiency in product creation. The best products in class are called ‘Green Flagship Products’. These products perform better than their nearest competitor or predecessor in areas such as energy consumption, weight, hazardous substances, lifetime reliability and recycling and disposal.
1The 42PF7621D FlatTV™
2The GoGear HDD1620
About the award organizations
EISA is Europe’s largest editorial multimedia organisation. Its membership consists of 50 audio, mobile electronics, video and photography magazines drawn from 20 European countries. Each year, EISA reviews the latest products from consumer electronics and photographic manufacturers to determine the best in each category. Winning products are judged on the criteria of advanced technology, most desirable features, design, most satisfying ergonomics and greatest value for money.
The Hong Kong Eco-Products Award is one of the few programs of its kind to promote and recognize groundbreaking environmental product innovation. Led by the Hong Kong’s Business Environment Council (BEC) and co-organized by The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, The Federation of Hong Kong Industries and The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. The award gives recognition for environmental excellence across the product life cycle of design, manufacture, packaging and transportation, use and disposal.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe’s largest, with sales of EUR 30.4 billion in 2005. With activities in the three interlocking domains of healthcare, lifestyle and technology and 158,000 employees in more than 60 countries, it has market leadership positions in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, color television sets, electric shavers, lighting and silicon system solutions. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter
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