In the U.S., for the U.S.
Our 50,000 employees are making real what matters for America.
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Business to Society
What does “Business to Society” mean?
Siemens was founded by an entrepreneur who believed that technology is a tool to advance the common good. Our Business to Society platform is the modern embodiment of that unique ideal.
The United States is Siemens’ largest market in the world. We’ve been doing business here for more than 160 years. Today, we not only contribute to almost every part of daily life; our 50,000 U.S. employees are focused on solving America’s biggest challenges as part of our core business strategy.
This report is a snapshot of the economic, societal and environmental impact of Siemens’ presence in the United States. The stories and statistics below exemplify how our core beliefs guide our approach to business.
National Priorities & Siemens’ Contributions to the U.S. Economy
What is important for the United States?
The Siemens Value Map shows our contributions in the following impact areas: strengthening the economy, developing jobs and skills, driving innovation, sustaining the environment, improving quality of life, and securing our future.
Strengthening the Economy
The U.S. is the world’s largest economy and has shown great resilience in the wake of the Great Recession. Unemployment has been halved since 2009 and key industries are thriving, but economic growth remains slow. In the coming years, the U.S. is facing a moment of opportunity when it can strengthen the economy by investing in Americans themselves and attract new investment.Learn More
Contributing to GDP
Siemens’ FY15 global operations were linked to about $61.8 billion in U.S. GDP contributions. This equals about 0.3% of U.S. GDP in 2015.
Investing in the U.S. and creating jobs
Over the last 15 years, Siemens has invested approximately $40 billion in the U.S. In FY15, 800,000+ U.S. jobs were linked to Siemens’ global business operations. Siemens has more than 36,000 suppliers in the U.S. – 20% of which are small and medium enterprises
Fostering the future of American manufacturing
With approximately 10,000 U.S. manufacturing employees and 60+ manufacturing sites, manufacturing is central to the company’s success.
Seizing America's energy moment
In the U.S., Siemens’ power generation technology produces enough electricity to meet 1/3 of the country’s power needs.
Exporting America to the world
Each year, Siemens in the U.S. exports approximately $5.5 billion worth of products around the world.
Developing Jobs & Skills
Among a record 6 million open jobs, millions are the well-paying jobs of the future: middle skill positions in a mix of career fields and industry, from manufacturing to power to healthcare. Companies can play a leading role in closing this gap by helping Americans gain 21st century skills.Learn More
Closing the skills gap
Siemens invests more than $50 million in U.S. education and training initiatives each year for its workforce.
Igniting and sustaining a STEM workforce
The Siemens Foundation has contributed over $100 million to STEM education and training.
Supporting veterans’ transition to civilian workforce
Since 2011, Siemens has hired over 2,500 veterans, and will hire 300 more per year for the next 3 years.
The fourth industrial revolution – the convergence of software and digital technologies with the industrial world – will change the way the world does business. As companies learn how to get the most out of new technology, the United States has a major opportunity to lead this new digital economy.Learn More
Investing in research and development
In 2016, Siemens invested $1 billion in R&D in the U.S. Siemens has approximately 5,700 R&D employees in the U.S.
Shaping the digital transformation
In the past 10 years, Siemens has invested approximately $15 billion in U.S. software acquisitions. Siemens employs more than 3,300 software engineers in the U.S.
Since 1999, Siemens has invested over $650 million into startups in the U.S. As of September 2016, the company held more than 15,000 patents and about 900 invention disclosures in the U.S.
Sustaining the Environment
Technological progress, globalization and population growth present unprecedented sustainability challenges – from natural resource depletion, to energy conservation, to the degradation of the environment. And yet, with America’s abundant energy reserves, industrial leadership and influence in global affairs, the country has an opportunity to set a new course for sustainability.Learn More
Reducing Carbon footprint
Siemens has committed to cut its global carbon footprint in half by 2020, and become carbon neutral by 2030. Siemens cut its global CO2 emissions by 20 percent in 2016.
Increasing energy efficiency
Siemens Building Technologies has helped customers save more than $2 billion in energy & operational costs.
Driving competitiveness of cleaner energy
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has a combined 7,600 wind turbines installed in the U.S., capable of producing clean, renewable power for more than 5 million households every day.
Improving Quality of Life
The shrinking of America’s middle class is indicative of a larger trend: key indicators – from healthcare to infrastructure to equality – show that American quality of life is lagging behind other developed nations. Siemens is in a unique position to help the U.S. tackle these challenges.Learn More
Providing life-saving health technology
In the U.S., approximately 95 tests are run every second on a Siemens Healthineers immunoassay, clinical chemistry or integrated system.
Driving breakthrough medical innovations
Siemens developed a Molecular assay designed to test for the presence of the Zika virus.
Enabling intelligent infrastructure through technology & software
Siemens has worked with more than 1000 energy customers in North America to help improve their operations, enhance reliability and keep the power on for millions.
Developing smart cities of the future
1/3 of all light rail vehicles in the U.S. today are manufactured by Siemens.
Fostering a diverse workforce
In the U.S., Siemens employs people from 84 nations.
Securing Our Future
As technology advances and the world becomes more interconnected, the U.S. faces evolving security challenges, both natural and manmade. In recent years, the world has seen a rise in both the frequency and efficacy of terrorist attacks. As the internet has become integrated into an ever-increasing number of government services and consumer products, hackers and cyber criminals threaten to dismantle critical infrastructure and access sensitive information systems. America must remain committed to security measures that are timely, nimble and strong enough to meet the unprecedented dangers of the 21st century.Learn More
Provide state of the art technology for the defense sector
Siemens PLM software is used by shipyards in the design of 75% of all U.S. Navy vessels.
Bolster cybersecurity for our customers
Siemens opened a Cyber Security Operation Center in Ohio to increase real-time capability to detect and respond to threats.