CHAPTER 4

Exploring—Corporate Scope Extension

To begin with, let’s look at the company structure of Philips in 2006.

Business results were realized in the five business sectors: Lighting, Medical Systems (PMS), Consumer Electronics (CE), Domestic Appliances (DAP), and Semiconductors, which was in the process of becoming the independent company NXP. Philips’ mission had been quite stable in recent decades, combining the two angles: improving people’s lives and meaningful innovation. The corporation was building its brand promise sense and simplicity along its strategic directions: healthcare, lifestyle, and technology.

How was Philips set up to contribute to sustainable development?

In 2006, the chair of the Philips Sustainability Board (SB) was ...

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