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In September 2015, Siemens has been the first global industrial company to commit towards carbon neutrality by 2030. Our Environmental Portfolio supports our customers to increase their competitiveness and to combat climate change.
Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens AG
Electrifying the world’s infrastructure is the critical next step to de-carbonization. We must consider tactics to speed progress toward this goal
Investments into low-carbon technologies are paying off: they increase our customers’ and our own competitiveness and they help preserve the environment.
The advancement of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies has been the focus of Siemens for many years now. Both the environment and people’s quality of life benefit from this commitment. As do our customers because the associated energy savings can help them slash production costs over time and strengthen their competitiveness.
70% of all emissions will come from cities. If we want to win the battle against climate change, we need to win the battle in the cities first.
It’s our role to be a leader in this battle against climate change – to show that it works, that there is a positive business case, that there are great opportunities for doing this. Our carbon neutral program is one good example.
Siemens is going carbon neutral
Siemens is one of the first major industrial companies aiming to achieve a worldwide net-zero carbon footprint by 2030. To reach this goal, we will invest some 100 million Euros in energy-efficiency projects at our production facilities and buildings until 2020.
of our German sites use 100% green energy
of CO2 emissions reduced since the launch of Siemens' CO2 neutral program
Euros expected annual savings in operating costs starting 2020 due to investments in energy-efficiency projects
Siemens' Thought Leadership
As a leading partner in decarbonization for our customers and society, Siemens understands what is technologically and economically feasible in order to transition to a low carbon energy system in the near future. We assess what technological shifts will be required over the next 30 years, when to take these steps and the costs involved. Taking Germany as an example of a country with an ambitious decarbonization plan, we examined what measures would be needed to achieve at least an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio
With its Environmental Portfolio, Siemens tackles major challenges, such as climate change, environmental pollution and resource scarcity. The Environmental Portfolio comprises products, systems, solutions and services that meet one of our criteria, namely energy efficiency or the use of renewable energies. Offerings from the Environmental Portfolio help to alleviate negative impact on the environment and to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases contributing to global warming.
Renewable energy systems and components qualify for our Environmental Portfolio as well as products and systems, that are far more energy-efficient in the use phase at our customers than comparable solutions, i.e. yield an increase in energy efficiency of at least 20% or a greenhouse gas reduction of at least 100,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalents in the reporting year.
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For almost 170 years, groundbreaking ideas, new concepts and convincing business models have been the guarantors of our success. Our innovations move beyond mere ideas to become convincing products that conquer markets and set benchmarks. They have made our company big and strong, and will enable us to build a successful future.