What matters to society?

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.
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Why contributing to sustainable development matters

Our contribution to a sustainable development

At Siemens we believe companies only really succeed if they fulfill the needs of the society they work in. That means business has a responsibility for economic and social development, and that businesses must add lasting value to the countries and communities they work in.
This requires us to measure corporate success by much more than profit.
Companies like Siemens must demonstrate how their business interests are aligned with the national development agenda, and play an active role in economic and societal development. They must account for their social and environmental impact, and show how citizens benefit from business operations. Being a responsible company means working in partnership with society and being part of its long-term development.
The Siemens B2S methodology has been developed to measure and demonstrate our contribution to the sustainable development of a country to our various stakeholders, customers, government, suppliers, employees and potential recruits, as well as the wider public.

Full awareness of our responsibility towards the society and the future generations… That is what "Business to Society" means to me!
Joe Kaeser, CEO, Siemens AG
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What is our impact?

The Siemens Value Map shows our contributions in the following topics: strengthening the economy, developing local jobs and skills, driving innovations, environment and sustainability, increasing quality of life, and supporting societal transformation.
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Strengthening the economy

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Developing local Jobs and Skills

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Driving Innovations

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Sustaining the Environment

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Improving Quality of Life

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Shaping Societal Transformation

* all figures relate to FY17 unless stated differently **FY15
FY: Fiscal Year GDP: Gross Domestic Product PLM: Product Lifecycle Management IoT: Internet of Things STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
“Siemens - Business to Society” around the globe

What is important for our society?

Have a look at our globe and find out more about what matters to the different countries and how we as Siemens make real what matters to them.

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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The “Siemens - Business to Society” methodology

Measurable factors that contribute to economic success and social stability

Companies often try to see the world through the prism of their own business activities. The B2S methodology enables us to take a different approach. We start off by identifying and then measuring Siemens’ contribution to the things that really matter to a country, like economic growth, job creation and skills, infrastructure and industry, the environment, quality of life and socio-economic development; and we examine the priorities of our key stakeholders. This is based on stakeholder input, published goals and the national development plans of countries when available. Global consulting firms and agencies are used when required to provide external expertise and independent support to assess Siemens’ impact. When assessing our impact in specific industries we measure only where Siemens technology plays a fundamental role in a sector or is a critical part of a business or industrial process. Companies often try to gloss over the negative. At Siemens, we are committed to understanding it and dealing with it, the B2S analysis enables us to identify areas where we need to improve and provides insights to understand how we can perform better.

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