Green Innovation and Dictation

Over the years, Philips Dictation has made many changes to our products and packaging in order to reduce our environmental footprint and do our part in caring for our planet. We wish to improve people’s quality of life through meaningful innovation and we aim to achieve that by using our planet’s limited resources in a sustainable way. This calls for Philips to continuously work on the environmental performance of our products, which includes designing for recyclability and reuse, e-waste management, and other factors.

 

Setting Standards

Philips Dictation is certified according to ISO 14001. ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.[1] [2]

For some key products, such as the Philips SpeechMike Premium, we have also created an in-depth Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). An EPD intends to inform about the environmental impact of a specific product over its lifetime, including the complete production of the product as well as the impacts of the assumed handling of the product after use.

Read the EPD for the Philips SpeechMike Premium HERE.

 

Packaging matters

We are also in the process of changing all packaging of our professional product lines to the new brown box design. This design makes it easier to recycle the carton while also reducing the box size to a minimum in order to reduce the package weight, which results in lower CO2 emissions during transportation. Recyclability – including designing for disassembly – is critical to reduce the environmental impact of our products at the end of their life and reduce the costs of recycling.

Read the inspiring story of one of our partners who recycles our product packaging for their small business HERE. We are stronger together!

 

Sustainable Innovation by Design

We have made a tremendous effort to be able to classify all our products according to the ‘Philips Green Products’ standards and guidelines. Philips Green Products offer a significant environmental improvement in one or more Green Focal Areas:

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  • Energy
  • Packaging
  • Substances
  • Weight & Materials
  • Circularity
  • Lifetime

The EcoDesign process includes life-cycle assessment to determine the environmental impact at each stage of a product’s life, from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling.

To learn more about these product-specific, eco-performance requirements and how products are rewarded with a recognized eco-performance label, check out this website.

 

We are proud of the sustainability efforts that have been taken thus far and will continue to do our part in reducing waste and taking care of our planet.

 

If you have any questions or would like to know more, leave a comment and let us know!

 

[1] https://www.iso.org/files/live/sites/isoorg/files/store/en/PUB100372.pdf

[2] https://www.iso.org/iso-14001-environmental-management.html

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