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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.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
Siemens is committed to contributing to the SDGs through its products and solutions, its responsible business practices in ~200 countries, through strategic partnerships and targeted community activities.
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Success stories from our sustainability initiatives

Siemens goes carbon neutral

0 %

of our German sites use 100% green energy

~25 %

of CO2 emissions reduced since the launch of Siemens' CO2 neutral program

> 20 mil.

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

Zero landfill waste in Newcastle

0 %

of all waste at the Siemens location in Newcastle is recovered.

Siemens’ thought leadership on decarbonization

®Business to Society

We make real what matters

Business to Society around the globe

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Business to Society in Germany

50% of German electricity is generated using Siemens technology.

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Corporate Citizenship:

11 thousand hours of volunteering – 18% of employees in FY17 (without Healthineers and Wind Power). About 9 thousand people benefited.

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Business to Society in Turkey

The number of employees at Siemens Turkey R&D centers multiplied by 5 in 5 years and the budget reached to TL 60 million.

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Business to Society in the UK

400,000 students reached by education projects, with £12m per year generated in economic value to participants.

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Business to Society in Russia

Siemens solutions in city infrastructure help to improve the quality of life for 96.6 million Russians.

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Business to Society in the U.S.

Over the last 15 years, Siemens has invested approximately $40 billion in the United States.

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Business to Society in South Africa

Siemens in South Africa enables approx. 50% of South Africa’s mining value (R140bn).

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Business to Society in Argentina

Siemens in Argentina supported the local economy with 1,2bn pesos in the form of taxes, wages and social security contributions in 2015.

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Business to Society in Singapore

Singapore enjoys the world’s most reliable power grid thanks to Siemens Energy Management Systems.

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Business to Society in Morocco

More than 12,000 jobs in Morocco are linked to Siemens global business operations (2015).

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Business to Society in United Arab Emirates

Our regional headquarters in Masdar City averages 55% energy savings and 47% water use reduction compared to standard UAE offices.

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Business to Society in Mexico

6 million Mexicans benefit daily from Siemens rail solutions in 11 subway lines in Mexico City.

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Business to Society in Algeria

More than 75,000 passengers per day (28,000,000 per year) are carried by the Algiers metro, for which Siemens, as consortium leader, delivered the complete rail system.

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Business to Society in Vietnam

Siemens gas turbines contribute about 10% of Vietnam’s total electricity output with a high reliability of more than 95%.

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Business to Society in Australia

30% of Australia’s capacity to generate electricity is enabled by Siemens technology.

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Business to Society in Thailand

Sugar mills at Kaset Thai International PLC increased their productivity, efficiency and capability by 30% with Siemens Integrated Drive System (IDS).

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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.

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Clean200

Siemens ranks #1 on the 2017 Carbon Clean 200 list

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.

 

> Clean200 Website

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2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Siemens ranked N°1 in its industry group - Industrial Conglomerates

Annual ranking of corporate sustainability performance for mega-cap companies, released each year at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) and published in the leading media including Forbes.

 

The Methodology is based on publicly disclosed information on 17 key performance indicators covering resources, employees, financial management, clean revenue and supply chain management.

 

>Corporate Knights Website

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RobecoSAM/Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Siemens awarded leader in Impact Measurement and 5 other categories

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.

 

> DJSI Website

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Carbon Disclosure Project

Siemens scores A- in Climate Change, B in Water

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.

 

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FTSE4good

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

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Oekom

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

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Ecovadis

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

 

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Reporting channels

Regulations and reporting channels

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.

Sustainability Information

Siemens Sustainability Information 2017

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.