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At Siemens, we define sustainable development as the means to achieve profitable and long-term growth.
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.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
With the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as our global reference, we strive to generate lasting value for societies and make real what matters. We developed the “Business to Society” methodology to assess and measure Siemens’ impact on a project, site, country, and on the global level. This insight allows us to effectively contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about our methodology and results from around the world.
of our German sites use 100% green energy
of CO2 emissions reduced since the launch of Siemens' CO2 neutral program
Euros savings expected annually from 2020 onwards as a result of investments in energy-efficiency projects
of all waste at the Siemens location in Newcastle is recovered.
Ratings and rankings
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.
Produced by Corporate Knights and As You Sow, the Clean 200 uses Bloomberg’s New Energy Financial (BNEF) database to rank the 200 largest publicly listed companies in the world according to their clean energy revenues.
Annual ranking of corporate sustainability performance for global mid, large and mega-cap companies, released each January at the World Economic Forum in Davos and published in the leading media including Forbes. Ranking methodology is based on 14 key performance indicators covering resource, employee and financial management, and supplier performance.
Siemens is a member of the DJSI World Index of RobecoSAM/Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the 18th consecutive year and hence is 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.
CDP is a not-for-profit organization that works with investors, companies, cities, states and regions to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions of corporations.
As a global sustainability leader committed to transparency, Siemens responded to the CDP 2017 questionnaires Climate Change and Water, receiving a score of A- and B, respectively. We also responded to the unscored Supply Chain questionnaire. In our response to CDP, we explain how we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change risks and how we reduce the risks and seize opportunities with water management. At the same time, we show how we motivate our suppliers to their approach on climate and water risks and opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
Dialogue with stakeholder groups
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.
News & press
The Business Conduct Guidelines contain the basic principles and rules governing the way we act within our company and in relation to our partners and the general public. They include the requirement to comply with applicable laws at all times.
Siemens shows zero tolerance toward corruption, violations of the principles of fair competition and other breaches of the law – and where these do occur, we take swift action. This applies worldwide and at all levels of the organization.
We provide various ways for internal and external parties to report any compliance violations. Tell Us, the Ombudsman and accounting complaints are protected channels that Siemens employees and external stakeholders can use to raise concerns about possible violations, confidentially and if desired, also anonymously.
Check out our sustainability report and see how we create value for customers, employees and societies. Taking the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development as our guiding reference, we leverage our expertise in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization to improve the lives of people today and create lasting value for future generations.