Harry Hendriks, Global Head of Government Affairs, Royal Philips Electronics says, “It is a pleasure to partner with the World Green Summit and contribute to the objectives of the Rio+20 Summit. We at Philips see innovation as a key contributor to improving people’s lives and an important driver for sustainable, profitable growth. We are keen to take part in the current sustainability debate and to collaborate with companies, governments and urban planners in identifying new value spaces for clean, clever and people-focused solutions for livable cities of the future, in an increasingly resource-constrained world.”
Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, "It's fantastic to have Philips as a partner of the World Green Summit as they are instrumental in providing sustainable solutions for cities around the world."
About Royal Philips Electronics: Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at: www.philips.com/newscenter.
About the World Green Summit: The World Green Summit (WGS) is a new annual high-level forum committed to progressing sustainable development and the green economy, by engaging business, finance, government and other leaders to find solutions for industries, cities, regions and nations. Endorsed by the Government of Rio de Janeiro, the inaugural WGS provides a media, marketing and networking platform during the official high-level portion of the Rio+20 conference, to enable the world’s leading CEOs, financiers, celebrities, and dignitaries to initiate, communicate and build solutions for a sustainable future The summit is supported by Institutional Partners (Carbon Disclosure Project, United Nations Foundation, Sustainable Energy For All, UNICA), Global Media Partners (TIME) and is by invitation-only for 600 business and government leaders. WGS is organised by World Climate Ltd and Climate Action, two leaders in the green media space.