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From Component Supply to Equipment Refurbishment, Philips Commits to Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

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Philips wishes to reinforce its sustainable development program, which has already been in place for many years, by acting first of all upstream. To do this, it wants to involve its 200 suppliers so that at least 50% of them commit to CO₂ emissions reduction targets by 2025.

Robert Metzke, Philips Global Health Sustainability, explained in a web press conference: “Healthcare systems account for 4.4 percent of global CO₂ emissions. That’s more than the aviation or shipping industry. The supply chain is responsible for 71% of CO₂ emissions within the European Union. Hospitals ...