Megatrends

Megatrends

A steadily growing demand for energy, increasing water consumption, and the ever-greater need for high-quality, affordable healthcare are all issues that are shaping our world – and that are especially apparent in cities. As an integrated technology company, we offer a wide range of future-oriented solutions to meet these challenges.


Sustainable cities to aim a reasonable urbanization

Verstedelijking

The population of the world’s cities is growing at a rate of two people per second. In 2050, the number of people living in cities will be almost as large as the world’s entire population today.

We support cities around the world with infrastructure and smart solutions to be more environ-mentally sustainable, and offer better quality of life to their residents.


Affordable and personalized healthcare to face demographic change:

Demografische veranderingen

Today, there are 550 million aged 65 or older. Those over 65 account for 40 percent of all healthcare costs.

We develop solutions for efficient and affordable healthcare – from early diagnosis to smart senior projects –, which supports mankind to enjoy healthier and longer lives.



Energy efficiency to preserve natural resources:

Klimaatverandering

The world’s population uses nature’s resources 50 percent faster than nature can regenerate – already now we would need 1.5 Earths.

In fiscal 2011, our ecofriendly products and solutions enabled customers worldwide to slash their CO2 emissions by 317 million tons – an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Istanbul, Hong Kong, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.


Globalization and industrial productivity

Globalisering

The flow of trade grew particularly rapidly in the area of air and sea cargo. Ocean freight has increased over the past four decades from less than 6,000 billion ton-miles to over 27,500 billion ton-miles a year

Our intelligent technologies make industry customers more competitive. Innovative technologies help them to be more efficient, more flexible, and to reduce their energy footprint.