Leading in sustainability
We take responsibility for our products and the people we work with
Sustainability offers a world of opportunities, creating value for individuals, communities, and every company. We constantly develop programs and policies to drive the implementation of our green strategy. With our eco-friendly solutions, we combine our responsibility towards the environment with the best user experience for our customers.
We take responsibility for our products and the people we work with. Therefore, our high standards not only apply to ourselves but also to our partners. This allows us to make smarter products that consume less of nature’s precious resources.
Speech Processing Solutions GmbH believes that sustainable development is one of the key elements of our daily work. Therefore we strive to improve the environmental performance of our customers, our supply chain, and our own operations by giving people the tools and solutions to build a better today while preparing to address the challenges of tomorrow. The company is committed to continuously exploring solutions to successfully balance economy and ecology.
- Sustainable development – finding the optimal balance between ecological impact and economic growth.
- Prevention is better than cure – avoiding problems at the outset.
- Life cycle approach - from raw materials, to manufacturing, to use and disposal.
- Cooperation – with governmental and non -governmental organizations.
Speech Processing Solutions uses technically and economically viable objectives to optimize the environmental performance of the organization's products, services and activities.
- Product development objectives include evaluating the environmental impact over total live cycle of a product, taking steps toward more efficient use of materials including packaging, reducing or elimination hazardous substances reducing energy consumption, and contributing to improving recycling and disposal.
- Manufacturing objectives include environmentally related aspects such as use of energy.
- Speech Processing Solutions is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations.
Speech Processing Solutions establish and maintains environmental management systems and audits them by means of a systematic, documented verification process to ensure continuous improvement.
Speech Processing Solutions communicates its environmental policy to employees and other stakeholders.
Speech Processing Solutions educates its employees to work within its environmental policy.
Philips green products
Green Products are defined as products that offer a significant environmental improvement in one or more green focal areas: energy, packaging, substances, weight & materials, circularity, and lifetime. We continuously improve these factors through firmware optimization and using energy-efficient components. Our green product sales represented more than 60% of our total product sales in 2018.
With the aim of making our products greener, we rely on weight reduction and a high proportion of recyclable materials for our product packaging. Each year we aim to reduce the total amount of plastic in our packaging. For our new SpeechOne, we managed to further reduce the total plastic content to less than 2% of the entire packaging.
Although we increased our production quantity over the past few years, we managed to keep our electricity output on a stable level.