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Siemens does business in over 190 countries around the world. Ever since our company was founded, we have been conscious of our responsibility in the various societies in which we operate – as an employer, customer and taxpayer. As such, the topic of corporate citizenship is an integral part of our overall understanding of sustainability and therefore firmly anchored in our company's philosophy.
All our activities are geared towards effectively and sustainably improving living conditions by helping people help themselves. To do so, we rely heavily on the expertise we have accumulated through our business. With our product portfolio, we provide answers to the major challenges of our time: demographic change, urbanization, globalization and climate change. Our corporate citizenship activities, which we carry out on the basis of established operational rules, therefore focus on the topics of environmental protection, education and science, social engagement as well as the arts and culture. We are convinced that these are the areas in which our specific know-how, our resources and our local presence around the world can bring the biggest benefit for society.
Mastering major challenges requires profound local knowledge and long-term commitment. The responsibility for choosing and carrying out charitable activities therefore lies with the local management. This ensures that we give support where it is needed most. The help we provide can take a variety of forms, ranging from product or in-kind donations, for example of ultrasound systems or water filters, to cash donations and voluntary personal involvement of our employees (volunteering).
2011-Feb-23 | Author