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 about 117,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, 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.newscenter.philips.com.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world’s largest provider of environmental technologies. More than one-third of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, revenue from continuing operations (excluding Osram and Siemens IT Solutions and Services) totaled €69 billion and net income from continuing operations €4.3 billion. At the end of September 2010, Siemens had around 336,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.
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SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT each day supplies drinking water to 91 million people, wastewater treatment services to 61 million people and waste collection services to 50 million people. Our 79,554 employees, working in five continents, apply their expertise to the benefit of our customers. They protect water resources by fighting against waste and ensuring it is correctly treated before being returned to its natural environment. They supply waste management services by collecting and recycling waste, and converting it into renewable energy or disposing of it. In 2010, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT achieved revenue of € 13.9 billion. For more information please visit: www.suez-environnement.com/en/homepage
GDF SUEZ develops its businesses around a model based on responsible growth to confront the great energy and environmental challenges: meeting energy needs, insuring the security of supply, fighting against climate change, and optimizing the use of resources. The Group provides highly efficient and innovative solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas supply sources, flexible and low CO2 emission electricity production , and unique expertise in four key sectors: liquefied natural gas, energy efficiency services, independent electricity production and environmental services. GDF SUEZ has 218,350 employees worldwide and 2010 revenues of €84.5 Billion. Listed in Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris, the Group is represented in the leading international indexes: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Stoxx 50, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, ASPI Eurozone and ECPI Ethical Index EMU. For more information please visit: www.gdfsuez.com/en/commitments/
TCO Certified is a third party certification for high performance ICT products that are also designed for minimal environmental impact. Since 1992 the TCO certification program has had a significant influence on improved image quality and ergonomics for displays, as well as the reduction of energy use and electromagnetic emissions from ICT products. Energy efficiency and reduced usage of hazardous substances are also key aspects in the TCO Certification today and since 2009 criteria for social responsibility are part of the certification program. Products covered by the TCO certification program are computers, displays, headsets and projectors. TCO Certified makes it easy to choose technology designed for both high usability and the environment. TCO Development, the company behind TCO Certified, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional presence in Asia and North America. For more information see www.tcodevelopment.com.