Philips Electronics NV, the world's largest lighting manufacturer and major producer of healthcare products, has been accused of bribery in Poland according to the Dutch media. Three Phillips employees, including the former Director of Philips Poland, have been accused of bribing Polish hospital managers to buy all of their medical equipment from the Dutch multinational. The employees have reportedly been dismissed.
Philips' spokesman in the Netherlands refused to comment on what is an ongoing matter, but confirmed that the company was conducting its own internal investigation. Philips is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and detailed in its annual report in 2010 that it had informed the US Department of Justice about the matter.