In the UAE, for the UAE

To learn how we can support the UAE on its ambitious journey, we focused on what matters most to the country and its citizens. 

Business to Society: In the UAE, for the UAE - Find our report and pocket map here.

UN Sustainability Goals




In 2015, the UN announced a call to action to end poverty, tackle climate change and ensure peace and prosperity by 2030. To focus global efforts around a common set of goals, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted. These goals remind us at Siemens of our role in working with society, for society.
Through aligning our corporate sustainability goals with the SDGs, we are able to contribute to the global endeavor of creating a more sustainable future.

Areas of operation

What matters to the UAE?

The UAE is striving to provide excellent education and healthcare; a competitive and knowledge-driven economy; a high quality of life; and an innovative, nurturing, and sustainable environment. In order to help the country achieve these goals – and to understand our own influence as a company – we identified which areas need improvement and are most important to the UAE.

Driving the
quality of life
Sustaining the
Developing local
jobs and skills

Driving the economy

  • %

    of aluminum and steel industries in the UAE enabled by Siemens technology
  • Over

    customers supported across all emirates
  • %

    of airport passenger handling and


    of air cargo are enhanced by our solutions.


    of port logistics in the UAE are enhanced by our technology.

Value-adding innovation

  • With local partners we have co-developed innovative solutions to enable a


    boost in electricity generation in less than 30 minutes to meet peak summer demand.
  • Our advanced technology has been used in Dubai Airport Freezone to reduce energy consumption of its buildings by up to


  • 3 Mindsphere Application Centers have been opened by Siemens in the UAE to bring together the country's brightest Internet-of-things software developers.

Improving quality of life

  • Supplying

    more than 1/3

    of the UAE’s power generation capacity
  • Enabling

    medical decisions an hour via Siemens Healthineers equipment
  • Facilitating the delivery of


    of UAE’s daily water supply through the installation of 10 major water pumping stations and 4 water transmission pipelines

Developing local jobs and skills

  • students trained at 5 national universities through an AED425 million software grant
  • highly skilled workers are directly employed and

    jobs are indirectly supported.

Sustaining the environment

  • Reducing CO2 emissions by

    . million

    metric tons in the UAE
  • The UAE's partner of choice in developing the region's first solar driven hydrogen electrolysis facility, contributing to the national aim of


    of clean energy to the total energy mix by


  • Generating


    more efficiency in water cooled chiller systems with Siemens technology

Supporting transformation

  • +

    different nationalities in our local offices
  • Contributed

    AED million

    to the Pearl Initiative Program supporting corruption prevention
  • monthly health and safety trainings provided to over

    partner's employees

Business to Society

What does a country need to meet its goals?


At Siemens, our mission is to make real what matters – but who decides what matters? At Siemens, we think it is the societies in which we function that determine “what matters” – each with unique needs and development goals.


We believe that companies should look beyond commercial interests, to identify how we can be integral parts of society and in the improvement of people’s lives. To accomplish this, we must first understand what is truly important to a nation’s government and its people.


This is why we appraised our value to the UAE from an outside-in perspective, calling upon renowned global consultants to carry out objective evaluations. We also dug for raw data and analyzed recent documents and government initiatives, including UAE Vision 2021, the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, the Dubai Plan 2021, the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy, and the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030.


Being a better partner for the UAE means considering its specific concerns and stances on key issues. As the nation approaches its 50th anniversary, we are committed to helping it prosper.

Making real what matters to future generations is what we strive for. We call this business to society.

Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East & UAE

Siemens Value Map

How do we contribute to the UAE’s development?

Siemens has been a local company for nearly two decades. We strive to support the UAE in its vision to diversify the economy, develop a knowledge-based economy, increase UAE-based innovation, drive citizens’ and residents’ happiness by improving quality of life, improve key environmental targets and ensure heritage and future developments coexist in harmony.

Official Premier Partner

We are the Infrastructure Digitalization Partner for Expo 2020 Dubai. Our innovative solutions are helping in the planning, building and operation of the most connected and digitalized Expo ever. Our innovative solutions are helping in the planning, building and operation of the most connected and digitalized Expo ever. This long-term partnership will foster an impact well beyond 2021: we support the legacy strategy of Expo by making use of the buildings on site as the new home for our global logistics headquarters and contribute to establishing District 2020 as an unparalleled blossoming hub for global business. It will be the place to connect, create and innovate.

Business to Society: Previous Reporting

Business to Society is not a new concept for us. Contributing to the wellbeing of society has been the purpose of our work since we arrived in the UAE. Find previous reports on this topic here.