Giving Back to CommunitiesAt Siemens, we are committed to giving back to local communities where we work and live. We create community impact by making our technology and knowledge accessible to the society and by supporting needy communities with our donations and volunteering efforts.
In 2020, Siemens Canada made a significant impact in enhancing lives through its charitable activities.
Our commitment stands on three pillars
In partnership with Corporations for Community Connections (CFCC), Siemens Canada donates its decommissioned laptops to communities and schools.
In December 2020, Siemens Canada and CFCC celebrated the 10th anniversary of the program. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person volunteer workshops have been modified to the virtual ones, where employees help refurbish laptops from their homes.
Since 2010, CFCC has refurbished more than 4,600 Siemens computers and distributed them to more than 50 charitable organizations serving over 45,000 people. More then 750 Siemens employees were engaged in the process of preparation of laptops for donation.
Canadian Mental Health Association: bringing focus to mental health
In 2021, Siemens Canada donated $60,000 to the CMHA to help make the local mental health programs and services more accessible to Canadians
Canadian Red Cross: supporting the COVID-19 Relief Efforts
As the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020, Siemens Canada partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to help bring the relief to communities most affected by the pandemic. Siemens Canada and its employees made a contribution of $44,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.
Siemens Canada employees are committed to making a positive environmental impact through tree planting program. Every year hundreds of volunteers take time off work to plant trees in Siemens’ neighbourhoods across the country.
In 2021, Siemens Canada celebrates ten years of tree planting. Siemens Canada’s environmental stewardship was recognized with the reception of the Canada’s Volunteer Award from the Government of Canada.
In 2019, Tree Canada, a Canadian national charity promoting tree planting initiatives, recognized Siemens Canada with the prestigious Eterne Award for outstanding environmental stewardship.
Since 2012, 2,300 Canadian employees planted 15, 260 trees! These trees would take the area of 245 football fields and will sequester 45,660 tons of CO2 in the next 50 years, which is equivalent to diverting emissions from a car driving 4,170 times around the globe.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada: 2 million and counting
Siemens Canada employees have been supporting people affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) for more than 20 years. Today, CF patients’ median age of survival is 53 years of age, 20 years longer than in late nineties.
To date, Siemens Canada donated $2 million in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Hope for Holidays
Every holiday season, Siemens Canada employees express their generosity by contributing to the Hope for Holidays campaign that supports families in need during the holiday season.
Since its inception in 2009, the campaign has raised more almost $500,000 in cash and in-kind contributions for The Salvation Army chapters across the country.