Philips touts green approach

Philips Healthcare of Andover, MA, is following the lead of its parent company, Royal Philips Electronics, by increasing the sale of environmentally friendly products by 35% in 2007.

Philips' Achieva 3.0T X-series MRI scanner shows a reduction in the environmental impact of the product by 32% compared to previous models. In addition, Philips IntelliVue MMS X2 patient monitor consumes 52% less energy during use, the company said.

Royal Philips Electronics achieved a 33% increase in sales of green products in 2007, resulting in total green product sales of 5.3 billion euros (approximately $7.8 billion U.S.), compared with 4 billion euros ($5.9 billion) in 2006.

Royal Philips Electronics' EcoVision4 program aims to double green product sales to 30% of total revenues within five years.

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