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May 04, 2022

Philips Signs British Armed Forces Covenant at UK Headquarters  


  • Philips signed the British Armed Forces Covenant at its headquarters last Monday the 25th April, pledging support to those who serve, or have served, in the armed forces, together with their families.
  • The pledge signals Philips’ support for the fair and equal treatment of employees directly connected to the armed forces.

Farnborough, United Kingdom – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) signed the Armed Forces Covenant at its UK headquarters last Monday the 25th April. The event was attended by Dr Peter Homa CBE DBA, Director General Defence Medical Services, and cements the company’s commitment to providing employee support to reservists, veterans, and their families.


With this pledge Philips shows support for the fair and equal treatment of employees directly connected to the British armed forces. During the celebration, the contribution Philips veterans bring to supporting hospitals and trusts across the UK was highlighted, as well as their ongoing embodiment of respect and equality for the armed forces community.

We are incredibly proud to sign the British Armed Forces Covenant and pledge to the whole defence community, specifically our 40 veterans and their families, that we ensure the fair and equal treatment of the community across our armed forces services. The work our veteran employees partake in to support the health and care of the nation from delivering our integrated care solutions that meet the needs of service personnel to training medical teams on the ground is exceptional. Philips is committed to delivering focused support to our employees within the Armed Forces community, which is why it is so important that we made this pledge to those who serve.”

Mark Leftwich

Managing Director of Philips UK and Ireland

As a world leader in clinical diagnostics, Philips delivers advanced care and treatment across care pathways for the armed forces. With integrated care solutions that assist the armed forces, Philips contributes to the training of medical teams before deployment and provides lightweight medical solutions that support diagnoses at the point of injury, in transit or on the ground. 


Furthermore, Philips is dedicated to providing employee support programmes which help reservists maintain a balance between civilian and military work, by offering additional paid leave to attend annual training or career courses.

Never has it been more important for employers to show recognition, support and invest in their employees and this year we celebrate the Armed Forces Covenant 10th year anniversary. Philips’ commitment to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant is a vital step forward in supporting the work of the Armed Forces. So much so, Philips recognises its employees as valued members of its network and the real people behind the wealth of skills, expertise, innovation and entrepreneurs driving the Philips business forward.”  

Dr Peter Homa CBE DBA

Director General Defence Medical Services

As a former serviceman, I share Philips’ support for our Armed Forces, veterans and reservists. I am delighted to see Philips become a signatory of the Covenant and place value on its veteran employees, their families and continue its work to provide medical care for officers on duty.”

Leo Docherty

Minister for Defence People and Veterans

About Royal Philips  

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2020 sales of EUR 17.3 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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