The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which administers the ENERGY STAR program, recently named Philips Lighting as Partner of the Year. Philips released 269 ENERGY STAR-qualified products in 2012, an increase of 84% over the prior year. Eighty-eight of these were new LED products, including an LED equivalent for the 75W incandescent bulb.
Philips was also recognized for its educational efforts to teach consumers and commercial partners the value of ENERGY STAR programs, including training nearly 1,200 distributors and 650 US-based employees. The company also launched several campaigns in conjunction with the EPA to help educate retail and commercial consumers of the tangible value of ENERGY STAR qualified products in corporate sustainability efforts and their positive environmental impact.