VTP — display supplier and the group behind PPDS, TP Vision, AOC and MMD – announced the launch of ‘TPV Cares’, a brand new foundation that harnesses the talents of its teams and technologies to provide life-changing help and support the lives of people and communities in more than 200 countries.
Part of an ongoing and accelerated giving mission to help people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities reach their full potential, “TPV Cares” is therefore the new dedicated home of TPV’s social and environmental impact initiatives, uniting all business divisions to provide more benefits and opportunities.
Available now in all countries where TPV – the exclusive licensee of Philips global monitors, televisions and audiovisual products – has a presence (including EMEA, APAC, ASIA and North America), the platform will provide a variety of volunteer, financial and in-kind support for deserving community projects around the world that have a lasting and positive effect on society, benefiting current and future generations.
Meaningful digital experiences
Stefan van Sabben, Global Head of CSR and Sustainability at TP Vision, said: “Across all divisions of TPV, we believe in the power of technology to create amazing and meaningful digital experiences. Our products and our people are at the heart of everything we do, and together we continually explore meaningful ways to help people and communities reach their full potential – every day.
Martijn van der Woude, Global Head of Business Development and Marketing for PPDS, adds: “Having led the sustainability campaign at PPDS for a few years now, I have seen the positive impact we can have as a business. , and there are many opportunities ahead with TPV Cares.Our support can take many different forms, from providing cutting-edge technology to facilitate education and social integration within communities, to collecting funds for local and global causes.
Make the difference
The announcement of TPV Cares further accelerates TPV’s history in supporting an ever-growing number of important societal and charitable projects over the past months and years, with those related to health and wellness, education, nature and climate among notable beneficiaries.
Additionally, the company has a history of supporting, in partnership with customers, local charities and events, with volunteers taking on grueling tasks, such as endurance walks, marathons and mountain climbs. mountain, to name a few.
List of projects
Here are some examples of projects:
- Ships of Mercy: By partnering with Mercy Ships, TPV contributes to their mission to provide free surgeries and medical care to thousands of people where health care is scarce. An important part of the program is to set up training centers, of which the Gamal training center in Guinea is the first. TPV provided Mercy Ships with screens, monitors, headphones and soundbars for its e-learning program.
- The Explorers Foundation: The Explorers Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of the issues and challenges of preserving our natural, cultural and human heritage. TP Vision supports the Scarlet Macaw project in Honduras aimed at protecting and restoring the bird population. In Central America, Ara macaw populations are declining dramatically. These birds face the destruction of their natural habitat and are also hunted to be sold as pets. Therefore, the species may be extinct in some areas of its range, and this is something TPV support will help avoid.
- Salvation Army: In the Netherlands, Leger des Heils works with PPDS to help volunteers adapt to the changing needs of local communities using a range of Philips interactive displays. The displays serve a range of purposes, providing entertainment from music and movies to engaging presentations, providing education including life skills, professional and digital language lessons, among others.
- eye care foundation: The Eye Care Foundation is an international charity whose aim is to help those for whom good medical care is inaccessible or unaffordable in order to prevent and cure avoidable blindness and visual impairment. TPV Cares supports the Eye Care Foundation, providing vital funds for the formation and establishment of eye care centers, as well as supporting professional exhibitions to support activities in developing countries.
Sustainable Development Goals
TPV Cares will expand to cover an even wider scope of initiatives, with TPV aligning the platform with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which include addressing global challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. It also recently earned the prestigious Gold Rating from EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of corporate sustainability ratings.
Martijn van der Woude comments: “When we partner with organisations, we are in it for the long haul, building meaningful relationships to have lasting impact. We support partners and initiatives that have synergies with our business, our products, and our focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly good health and well-being and quality education. TPV Cares offers a fantastic opportunity for our employees to make a real impact, and I look forward to seeing how we can make a difference for local communities together in the future.
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Stefan van Sabben adds: “We constantly receive feedback and excellent examples of initiatives from our local teams. With TPV Cares, we have specific criteria to help our local teams determine which initiatives fit the purpose of the platform. As our products evolve and become more and more sustainable, TPV Cares may also consider expanding its initiatives in the future. And with our global footprint, we see great opportunities to support local initiatives on a global scale.
He concludes: “In my role, I am passionate about making a difference for communities and contributing to our climate goals through our business, and TPV Cares is a defining part of that journey.