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Sustainability Information 2016

Practicing sustainability – in the interest of future generations

Our sustainability initiatives are an essential aspect of successfully implementing the Siemens Strategy Program Vision 2020. Our understanding of sustainability is fully based on our company values – responsible, excellent, innovative. At Siemens, we define sustainable development as the means to achieve profitable and long-term growth. In doing so, we, externally, align ourselves with the goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while, internally, striving to balance people, environment and profit.


Business to Society

We want to generate lasting value for the societies, we are operating in. We generate this value through our Siemens portfolio, our local operations, our ingenuity and through our numerous initiatives a company committed to its social responsibility toward the community. As part of the Sustainability Program, Siemens has developed methodologies to assess and measure its impact on societies. We identify the goals important to the sustainable development of countries we operate in and seek to understand which goals the country has set itself. The findings of this analysis help us to address the topics that really matter to our stakeholder groups. 

Success stories from our sustainability initiatives

Carbon-neutral operations

0 %

of our German sites use 100% green energy

> 400 k

tons of carbon dioxide reduction one year after launching Siemens’ CO2-neutral program

> 20 mil.

Euros savings expected annually from 2020 onwards as a result of investments in energy-efficiency projects

Vocational training and professional education at Siemens

Product stewardship

Ratings and rankings

Outstanding commitment

Siemens' commitment to sustainability is widely recognized in numerous, significant ratings and rankings. To us, this recognition is both a reconfirmation of our sustainability strategy as well as a standard to which we aspire in our further development.


RobecoSAM/Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Siemens awarded nine top ratings

Siemens is a member of the DJSI World Index of RobecoSAM/Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the 17th consecutive year and hence one of the most sustainable companies in our industry.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) launched in 1999, are the most recognized indices evaluating the sustainability performance of the largest 2,500 companies listed on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index.  


> DJSI Website



Siemens receives rating A-

We responded to the climate change and supply chain assessment to explain how we are reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risks while at the same time motivating our suppliers to disclose information on how they are approaching climate and water risks and opportunities.

CDP is a not-for-profit that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.


> CDP Website



Siemens is a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series

Financial  Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) included Siemens in its FTSE4Good series. FTSE4Good is designed to identify companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices, measured against globally recognized standards.


> FTSE4good Website



Siemens is classified as „Prime“

Due to this certification Siemens’s shares on the stock market qualify for an investment from an ecological and social perspective.

Oekom research AG is the German market-leading provider of information for social and environmental performances of companies and industries.


> Oekom Website



Siemens achieved the „Silver recognition level“

EcoVadis operates a collaborative platform providing Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains. The Ecovadis assessment methodology covers 150 purchasing categories, 110 countries, and 21 CSR indicators. More than 20,000 companies use EcoVadis aiming at reducing risk, drive innovation and foster transparency and trust between trading partners.


> Ecovadis Website



Siemens ranked second worldwide

Clean200 ranks the largest publicly listed companies worldwide by their total clean energy revenues, as rated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Siemens ranked second in 2016 among the more than 70 companies included in the list.


> Clean200 Website


Dialogue with stakeholder groups

We promote the regular dialogue with our stakeholders

The dialogue with stakeholders is highly valuable for stakeholders themselves as well as for Siemens because it creates value for both parties through knowledge exchange and co-creativity. This is important for the social and regulatory legitimation of our business activities and contributes to the improvement of business conditions. Our main stakeholders include customers, investors, suppliers, employees, communities, policy-makers, media, non-governmental organizations, businesses organizations, and academia.


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Guidelines and whistleblower reports

Protected reporting channels for possible compliance violations: "Tell us" Hotline and Siemens Ombudsman.

Sustainability Information

Siemens Sustainability Information 2016