Siemens in China
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.
The history of Siemens in China dates back to 1872, when the company delivered the first pointer telegraph to China. The company manufactured the first steam generator and built the country’s first tram line by the end of the 19th century. In 1985, Siemens entered a cooperation agreement with the Chinese government, becoming the first foreign company to participate in such a comprehensive cooperation scheme. From the past to the present, Siemens has been pioneering cooperation with the country with its solutions, technologies and products.
Siemens has taken roots in China for over a century. Adhering to the 150-year-long spirit of cooperation and innovation, Siemens has become an integral part of the Chinese economy and society, and will continue to actively integrate into China’s new development pattern and make new contributions to the sustainable development of the country’s economy and society. Siemens lives up to “being responsible, excellent and innovative” as its company values and focuses on four strategic priorities: customer impact, growth mindset, technology with purpose and empowered people. With technology to transform the everyday, Siemens is committed to becoming an influential technology company in China.
Innovate for China and integrate into China’s development
Siemens develops the most promising products and solutions in China, for China and also for the world. The company creates technology with purpose and focuses on digital innovations, combining the global R&D systems and extensive network of innovation centers with local business needs. Siemens develops innovations to fulfill the needs of local and global customers and breathe fresh life into the development of industries.
Meanwhile, Siemens spares no effort to build an open innovation ecosystem in China. The company partners with governments, leading enterprises, medium, small and micro-sized enterprises and start-ups, as well as universities and scientific research institutions to jointly develop future-oriented innovations and achieve win-win for all parties.
Officially opened in 2006, Siemens Technology China is the company’s largest research branch outside Germany. More than 300 top-notch innovators work in world-class innovation labs in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, etc.
Siemens Technology China empowers the sustainable business growth of the company through R&D on Corporate Core Technologies including Data analytics & AI, Simulation & Digital Twin, Software Systems and Processes, Future of Automation, Cybersecurity & Trust, Connectivity & Edge, Sustainable Energy & Infrastructure, Additive Manufacturing & Materials, etc. So far, customized solutions created by Siemens Technology China, including data layer, close-loop intelligent operation, digitalization toolkit for production, autonomous system and software defined production machines, have been widely used in various verticals. Meanwhile, Siemens Technology China is actively developing solutions on green manufacturing and carbon neutrality.
In May 2017, Siemens announced the commercial release of its Cyber Security Operation Center service as part of its Cyber Defense Center (CDC) in Suzhou. Based on “defense in depth” concept, the center provides innovative industrial security services and solutions which take situational awareness as the core, safeguarding the digital transformation of enterprises. Siemens has had its organization, infrastructure and portfolios all certified with local security law and regulations.
In 2019 in China, the company opened its first AI Lab outside Germany. With the lab as a platform, Siemens is able to establish a global innovation network. Leveraging advanced technologies and best practices, Siemens provides Chinese customers with leading and practicable industrial AI solutions.
In July 2020, SiePA, a predictive maintenance system developed by Siemens in China, won the Red Dot Design Award 2020 in Germany. Powered by Artificial Intelligence technology, SiePA helps customers establish a closed-loop mechanism from intelligent warning to advanced diagnosis, which ensures the reliability and safety of production. Now, SiePA has been successfully applied in chemical, cement, steel, water and many other industries.
As an active player in industrial communication and a member of 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation, Siemens proactively engages in the research of industrial 5G communication standards and the R&D of industrial 5G products and solutions. In 2022, Siemens will officially launch its industrial 5G solutions in the Chinese market, providing safer, faster and more flexible end-to-end communication services to industrial enterprises, so as to help them build a security ecosystem and master digital transformation.
Siemens Industrial Edge integrates the core IT capabilities of network, computing, storage and intelligent applications as well as the cutting-edge AI technology, providing industrial customers with safe, real-time and flexible local data processing solutions on site. Siemens provides multiple edge devices, industrial edge management platform, various edge applications and open online application marketplace that make the implementation of industrial edge easier. Meanwhile, Siemens is also dedicated to building an industrial edge ecosystem to create more values for enterprises and partners.
Siemens has long attached importance to standardization and the construction of technical regulations. The company has a strong footprint in standardization both locally and globally. In China, with more than 120 representative seats in China’s standardization technical committees/subcommittees and associations, Siemens has played an important role in drafting more than 190 national standards, 30 sector standards and several association standards.
Enhance digital transformation with customers and partners
Siemens deeply integrates into the new development pattern. With a complete localized value chain and global resources, Siemens joins hands with the Chinese government and all partners to co-create an ecosystem that benefits all and promote practical industrial cooperation between China and Germany.
In China, the manufacturing industry is experiencing significant transformation from “Made in China” to “Innovated in China”. With Digital Enterprise portfolio, Siemens seamlessly combines the real and digital worlds and realize continuous optimization with the help of “Digital Twin”. At the same time, Siemens Digital Industries discovers infinite opportunities from infinite data, which supports industrial enterprises with fast and confident decision making for a sustainable tomorrow.
In July 2017, based on the existing cooperation framework, Siemens signed an MoU with National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) that specified cooperative activities in innovation and application of digital technologies. Siemens continues to offer Digital Enterprise solutions to support the upgrade and transformation of China’s industrial sector.
In June 2017 in Beijing, Siemens opened its first Digitalization Experience Center (DEC) in the Asia-Pacific Region. The Center comprehensively exhibits the company’s leading Digital Enterprise concept for “Industry 4.0”. By fiscal 2021, Siemens had built five DECs in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Chengdu.
In April 2019, Siemens MindSphere IoT-as-a-Service solution was deployed on Alibaba Cloud, and MindSphere ecosystem started to take shape. Over 200 companies in China develop and use applications on MindSphere. By fiscal 2021, Siemens had established seven MindSphere Application Centers in Greater China.
In 2022, Siemens’ first digital native factory— the new factory of Siemens Numerical Control Ltd., Nanjing will be officially inaugurated. From demand analysis, planning and construction to production and operation, the factory is made real based on the concept of Digital Enterprise, with the use of Siemens digital technology throughout the entire process. It is a successful example of industrial integration between digital world and real world, between IT and OT, and between digitalization and decarbonization. Once put into operation, the factory is expected to increase productivity by 20%, improve volume flexibility by 30%, and shorten time to market by 20%.
In the iron and steel industry, Siemens entered into strategic partnership with HBIS Group in digitalization areas including MindSphere, digital factory, intelligent equipment and IoT, supporting the customer to become the most competitive steel enterprise. The two companies have jointly built a cleaner, safer and more efficient unmanned stockyard.
In the cement industry, Siemens provided CR Power with a complete digital transformation blueprint from top-level design to implementation tailored to their needs. Powered by cutting-edge technologies from Siemens, including digital twin, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, Tianyang Base of CR Cement is transforming toward a future-oriented intelligent factory.
In the chemical industry, Siemens provided Huaxing Glass with digital blueprint and implementation roadmap, and implemented accordingly with a wide range of Siemens offerings. The phase I project of Huaxing Glass’ first digital lighthouse factory has now been successfully completed with favorable results. The automatic data acquisition and data transparency has significantly improved by 98%. The overall efficiency throughout production and processing has increased by 30%. The production flexibility improved by about 25%, and the defect rate has reduced by 20%.
In the food and beverage industry, Siemens and Swire Coca-Cola formed a strategic partnership on digitalization. Siemens created a customized Manufacturing Information System (MIS) for Swire Coca-Cola, which has been applied to its production lines in Hangzhou and will further be applied to nearly 100 production lines in the future. With the interaction of the MIS and other systems in the production lines, Swire Coca-Cola’s plants will save about 10 million kWh of electricity per year, equivalent to saving 3,200 tons of standard coal and reducing 7,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Siemens 1847 Industrial Learning Platform was launched in February 2021. As a self-learning portal for enterprises and engineers, the platform brings together high-quality content and value-added services of advanced industrial automation and digitalization. So far, it has attracted tens of thousands of registered members, establishing itself as a learning ecosystem in the industry.
By fiscal 2021, Siemens had supported hundreds of Chinese industrial enterprises in dozens of sectors to implement digital transformation and upgrade, setting benchmarks for digitalization of China’s industries.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure intelligently connects energy systems, buildings, and industries, enhancing the way we live and work to significantly improve efficiency and sustainability. Through fruitful cooperation with customers and partners, Siemens Smart Infrastructure creates environments that care.
Beijing Daxing International Airport came into operation in September 2019. Siemens provided smart infrastructure solutions, ensuring efficient and safe operation of the airport. Siemens’ intelligent building technologies helped facilities including terminals stay energy-saving, comfortable and safe. Meanwhile, Siemens’ low and medium-voltage products guaranteed reliable energy supply of the airport.
In November 2020, Siemens and Chambroad Holding Group signed an agreement on strategic partnership to co-create solutions for power transmission, distribution and smart grid. In addition, the two parties would further cooperate in training workforces and developing talent strategy. A 200KW rooftop solar power system installed by Siemens for Chambroad has generated 510,000 KWH of electricity since it went into operation in 2019, which is equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by 513 tons. Over the past years, Siemens has been working closely with Chambroad Holding Group on smart campus, smart grid and digital transformation.
In the area of building technologies, Siemens equipped Shanghai Tower with advanced energy management and intelligent building systems, including power distribution, energy automation, fire alarm control and intelligent lighting system, enabling intelligent management of the building and making it safer and more reliable.
Meanwhile, Siemens provides complete distributed energy system solutions to customers in the areas of utilities, public services and industrial verticals. Powered by machine learning algorithm, Siemens Digital Solar Operation Platform is capable of photovoltaic module-level inspection and diagnosis, boosting safety, efficiency and availability of power stations. So far, it has been applied at more than 10 photovoltaic power stations across China, including the one on the building rooftop at Siemens Beijing compound. Each year, this station helps the compound reduce 1,250 tons of carbon emissions on average.
Siemens also joined hands with State Grid to help build China’s first smart energy village. For Shanghai Lianmin Village Green Energy Application Demonstration Project, Siemens is customizing an integrated solution from planning consultation to the deployment of core energy management platform. The project is estimated to help the village save energy consumption by 10% and reduce CO2 emissions by 50~55%.
Siemens is also exploring the rapidly growing data center market together with partners. Siemens provided Alibaba Zhangbei Data Center with energy management and building solutions, ensuring the efficient, safe and stable operation of the data center.
As a long-term, reliable and close partner of China’s transportation industry, Siemens Mobility has actively participated in China’s transportation infrastructure’s innovation, high-quality, sustainable development and digital transformation, with innovation, digitization and localization as the core strategies.
Siemens Mobility’s safe and reliable train products and systems have been widely used in 9 high-speed railways including Beijing-Tianjin, Beijing-Guangzhou, Beijing-Shanghai, Shanghai-Kunming, Shanghai-Nanning, Harbin-Dalian, and support nearly 900 standard EMU trains’ efficient and stable operation. As of June 2021, Siemens Mobility had supplied 37 metro and tram lines in 17 cities with core components and technologies for the propulsion systems and train control systems; Siemens’ advanced metro signaling systems had served on 40 lines in 16 cities, covering a total length of over 1,500 kilometers; and Siemens DC switchgear had served on over 50 metro lines in 15 cities.
In December 2017, Siemens Mobility signed the framework agreement with Jin’an District Fuzhou Municipality to establish the first Siemens Mass Transit Signaling Innovation R&D Center in China, committed to introducing Siemens' advanced technology in the field of rail transit signaling to China, and focusing on innovations to meet local needs.
In December 2017, Siemens Mobility won its first Fully Automated Operation (FAO) project in China to provide core components and key technology of traction system and electric control solutions for FAO trains in Shanghai Metro Line 18 Phase I project. The line has successfully opened for service with GoA4 automation.
Railigent® on Premise, developed by the MAC team in China, is an open digital ecosystem tailor-made for local customers. It implements predictive maintenance through condition monitoring and data analysis, effectively reducing the lifecycle cost of the rail transit system. The Railigent® on Premise platform has obtained the software copyright certificate issued by the National Copyright Administration of China in May 2020 and has been applied to multiple domestic metro lines.
Siemens Advanta provides end-to-end digital transformation services for enterprises and governments. Based on Siemens’ profound domain knowledge, cutting-edge industrial IOT technology and a thriving cross-industry ecosystem, Siemens Advanta covers businesses ranging from strategy & operations consulting, software & platforms integration, and applications & technology platforms development. Siemens Advanta team has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of IT, OT and innovation. It has more than 9,000 employees at 89 offices in 19 countries and regions across the globe.
By the end of 2021, Siemens Advanta had partnered with Yantai, Jining, Wuhan, Yulin and Shenyang, etc., to co-create industrial Internet enabling centers. The centers provide end-to-end digital transformation consulting and integration services, empowering the development of local enterprises and the upgrade of local industries.
Siemens Advanta and the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University jointly launched the “Tsinghua-Siemens Digital Leadership Academy” program designed specifically for the C-suite. It aims to provide comprehensive and diversified courses as well as globalization experience and insights for future business leaders who are behind the wheel in China’s industrial development.
As a leading medical technology company, Siemens Healthineers is continuously developing its product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role for the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in-vivo diagnostics, and innovative cancer care. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality and efficient care.
Siemens Healthineers is continuously driving healthcare digitalization. As of September 2021, the company’s 5G remote technology had been deployed in more than 200 hospitals in China. The total remote service time had exceeded 400,000 minutes and nearly 150 experts could be connected on the platform.
In July 2021, as a vehicle-mounted CT system that has passed the certification of adaptability and safety in a special environment of plateau, Siemens Healthineers made a debut of its Mobile CT Solution with 5G remote scan assistance that facilitates the emergency treatment and early screen of diseases in the remote areas.
Siemens Financial Services (SFS) serves the Chinese companies with innovative and diversified financial solutions, covering three major sectors: financial leasing, forfeiting, and Small Ticket. SFS operates through two legal entities: Siemens Finance and Leasing Limited (SFLL) and Siemens Commercial Factoring Limited (SCFL). Additionally, SFS serves customers and partners across China with its widely spread branch offices in major cities of the country.
Through the multi-dimensional product matrix focusing on the three sectors and two legal entities, SFS is dedicated to serving customers within the Siemens ecosystem (i.e. Digital Industries, Smart Infrastructure, Healthineers, Energy, etc.) and a wider range of verticals (Machine tools, Construction Machinery, Transportation & Sanitation, Electronics, Packaging, Food & Beverage, Plastic Injection, Glass Processing, Textile, Ceramics, etc.).
SFS has supported the development of over 3,000 healthcare institutions and over 2,000 small and medium-sized enterprises in China. It maintains long-lasting cooperation with hundreds of manufacturers and distributors.
Drive low-carbon development and co-create a green ecosystem
Siemens holds itself to the promise that business activities shall take full consideration of its compact to the future. Sustainability is an inseparable part of Siemens business practices deeply rooted in the company’s DNA. To build zero-carbon industrial chains is not only concerned with a company’s social responsibility but is also imperative in maintaining competitiveness.
In June 2021, Siemens launched its strategic framework DEGREE globally, which set ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets. In the Dow Jones Sustainability Index released in November 2021, Siemens ranked first in the industry group. In addition, Siemens was one of the first major industrial companies in the world to commit to achieving carbon neutrality in its own business operations by 2030. The company also aims to achieve 20% emissions reduction by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050 in its supply chain.
In September 2021, Siemens officially launched Zero-carbon Pioneer Initiative in China. With digital innovations and cross-industry expertise, Siemens co-creates a green ecosystem with all partners in China to help build end-to-end zero-carbon industrial chains, in support of China’s “30•60 goal”. Siemens aims to assist more than 500 key suppliers in China in the field of decarbonization and to empower more than 10,000 customers from dozens of industries to save energy and increase efficiency by 2025, so as to jointly enable low-carbon transformation of industries.
The Siemens China White Paper on Carbon Neutrality released in November 2021 introduced a clear roadmap for industrial carbon reduction for key industries based on global and Chinese trends in carbon neutrality and carbon emission peak. The whitepaper analyzes challenges and opportunities posed by carbon reduction for industry, transportation, buildings and energy. It shares successful case studies drawn from Siemens’ consulting services, solutions, and innovative technologies, which have helped guide the green development of industries.
Siemens Trusted Product Carbon Footprint Accurate Calculation and Tracking solution (SiGREEN) provides enterprises with necessary technical support for the credible disclosure and verification process of the product carbon footprint. With this solution, factories can calculate the carbon emission data of all core production equipment and the related manufacturing process. Powered by blockchain technology, SiGREEN enables the reliable tracking of a product carbon footprint across the supply chain. This innovative solution has been certified by TÜV SÜD and successfully implemented at n Siemens’ digital factories in Amberg and Chengdu.
In the field of smart power distribution, blue GIS, an environment-friendly gas-insulated switchgear locally developed by Siemens China, can help customers save energy and increase efficiency, so as to proactively meet environmental protection requirements. It features fluorine-free design and vacuum interrupter technology to avoid producing environmentally harmful gases or chemicals during operation. The switchgear is already in use in several projects including the upgrade of urban infrastructure in the city of Zhangjiakou.
In the field of transportation, Siemens China locally developed tailor-made open digital ecosystem Railigent® on Premise has been applied to several Chinese metro lines. Through status monitoring and data analytics, it provides predictive maintenance solutions. Thus, it significantly improves energy efficiency and asset management capabilities, saves operation costs, and helps to achieve 100% availability.
Using cutting-edge technologies such as edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis technology, and relying on rich experience in the automotive industry, Siemens provided BOZHON Precision Industry Technology (BOZHON) with Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) and digitalization solutions customized for the battery replacement industry, making intelligent battery charging and swapping possible. By the first half of 2021, battery charging and swapping stations (BCSSs) built by BOZHON had spread across 21 provinces and municipalities, which would cut more than 15 million tons of carbon emissions a year.
Siemens provided the Passive House Demonstration Center of Sino-German Eco Park with smart building solutions, in an effort to jointly build up the center. Siemens’ offerings help create a perfect space with near zero-energy consumption and meet high sustainability standards of passive house. As a result, the center can save nearly 1.3 million kWh of energy and reduce 664 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Siemens signed a strategic cooperation agreement with GCL Group to jointly build GCL Group’s megawatt-level hydrogen energy equipment super factory which incorporates Siemens’ Industry 4.0 concept. The super factory is committed to serving as a benchmark for intelligent manufacturing of hydrogen energy equipment in China. The two parties will focus their cooperation on three major areas: the construction of super factory, technology R&D and digital talent training, which will help GCL Group enhance its R&D capability and further optimize the cost of hydrogen production.
Fulfill social responsibility to create value for the society
Actively fulfilling corporate social responsibility and focusing on creating values for the society is a core mission of Siemens. As a good corporate citizen, the company has made constant efforts to contribute to the public welfare in China, focusing on creating values for the society through its portfolio, innovations, local operations, people development and activities in corporate social responsibility.
In addition to monetary donations, Siemens provides relevant products and solutions to contribute knowledge, experience and technological assistance to entities in need. Siemens employees also actively participate in voluntary activities jointly organized by Siemens and non-profit organizations.
Siemens Employee Volunteer Association (SEVA) was launched in 2012 as a platform of volunteering and cooperation for the employees, the company and the society. By fiscal 2021, SEVA had organized near 450 volunteering events in 17 cities across China, benefitting hundreds of thousands of people.
Over the years, the company has been actively engaged in a variety of corporate social responsibility activities with a focus on three areas: Access to Technology, Access to Education and Sustaining Communities.
In 2016, Siemens renewed the MoU with the Ministry of Education in a bid to boost cultivation of innovation-oriented talents. By fiscal 2021, Siemens had built more than 440 laboratories in China through cooperation with schools, trained over 4,000 teachers engaged in frontline teaching, and published over 2 million copies of textbooks. The company sponsored “Siemens Cup” China Intelligent Manufacturing Challenge for 16 years and cultivated nearly 77,000 innovative engineering talents. Siemens also advocates the talent development concept “New Engineer” with partners to cultivate compound talents with multi-specialty and interdisciplinary in the era of digitalization.
Siemens actively contributes to the construction of local scientific research ecosystem. Over the past decade, Siemens cooperated with more than 90 universities and research institutes on more than 800 R&D projects in Greater China.
In November 2020, Tsinghua University (Department of Computer Science and Technology) – Siemens Joint Research Center for Industrial Intelligence and Internet of Things (JCIIOT) was officially inaugurated. The center focuses on the incubation of industry-oriented cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions, highlights scientific research cooperation and talent cultivation, and explores key research areas including AI, simulation, IOT and future automation.
In November 2021, led by Siemens Technology China, Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Siemens Digital Twin Lab was officially established. The lab focuses on the development of cutting-edge simulation and digital twin technologies and provides support to cultivate digital talents for the future.
In December 2021, Siemens signed MOU with the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Guangdong Province to further strengthen their cooperation. The two parties will work together to cultivate skilled and innovative talents in the digital age that would bring more momentum to the high-quality development of the manufacturing industry in Guangdong Province and propel the sustainable development of local economy.
In January 2022, Siemens signed a cooperation framework agreement with Tongji University to deepen cooperation in the fields of technological innovation and talent cultivation. In addition to jointly creating a new model of digital talent cultivation for “Industry4.0”, the two parties will also be committed to building an open innovation platform and a technology innovation ecosystem, which would provide innovation and talent support for the digital transformation and upgrading of the industry.
Every year, Siemens holds more than 30 technology lectures and career lectures, both online and offline, at universities countrywide. The company held a series of Siemens Open Day events and FindSiemens recruiting events in the last few years and established Siemens Student Circle at many universities. In addition, Siemens provides multiple internship and full-time job opportunities for undergraduates and graduates each year. Various trainee programs, such as Siemens Graduate Program, Siemens Advanta China Digital Talent Program, Future Automation Star Trainee Program and CS Digital Trainee Program, have empowered a large number of graduates from top universities in China and abroad with career opportunities and systematic career development training, which promotes talent development with a growth mindset. For eight consecutive years, Siemens China has been No.1 among Industrial Engineering companies on the list of Most Attractive Employers in China by Universum.
As for primary education, Siemens I-Green Education Program, launched in 2009, targets migrant children in primary schools in China to raise their awareness of environmental protection and help them better integrate into city life. By fiscal 2021, the program had been rolled out in 11 schools of migrant children in 10 cities including Beijing and Shanghai, benefitting over 25,500 migrant children. Nearly 3,000 Siemens employee volunteers devoted over 30,500 hours to this program.
As one of the core projects of China Education Support Project, Siemens I-Green Education Program - University Students Summer Project was officially launched in 2018. By fiscal 2021, the project had supported 880 student volunteers from 18 universities to teach classes at 61 sites in 27 provinces and autonomous regions across China. A total of over 2,200hours of Siemens I-Green classes held by student volunteers benefited tens of thousands of students and teachers in rural areas. Meanwhile, 123 experienced Siemens volunteers who are passionate about public welfare were recruited as I-Green mentors to empower students with professional skills.
Siemens commits itself to sustainable development of the society by taking initiatives including organizing various activities for environmental protection, supporting development of NGOs, providing social assistance to disadvantaged groups and providing immediate technological and humanitarian assistance in case of natural disasters. In February 2020, Siemens China together with Siemens Healthineers China donated Siemens Healthineers medical equipment worth RMB 15 million in support of China’s efforts to combat against the COVID-19 outbreak. Over 6,200 employees from Siemens entities in China also jointly pledged a donation totaling RMB 2.2 million in support of China’s fight. The accumulated donation by the company and employees was used to purchase much-needed Siemens Healthineers medical equipment, and the donation was conducted through cooperation with Wuhan Youth Development Foundation.
In 2007, Siemens joined hands with Nanjing University, Consulate General of the Federal Germany in Shanghai and other partners to establish the John Rabe and International Safety Zone Memorial Hall, as well as the Development Fund for John Rabe International Research and Exchange Center for Peace and Reconciliation. For 15 consecutive years, Siemens sponsored the fund and made contributions to promoting John Rabe’s humanitarian and volunteering spirit.
Siemens’ long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility is widely recognized by the Chinese society. In November 2020, Siemens China was honored the “Special Award - Excellence in managing the COVID crisis” at the 7th CSR Awards ceremony held by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. In January 2021, Siemens received the “Charity Driver Award 2020” at the 10th China Charity Festival, which was the sixth time in a row that Siemens had been awarded at the festival. The award recognized Siemens’ dedication to corporate social responsibility and efforts of actively promoting social charity undertakings in the country. With the outstanding performance of I-Green Education Program – University Students Summer Project, Siemens China received four honors at the 5th CSR China Education Award in December 2021, including “CSR China Top 100”, “Best CSR Strategy Award”, “Ecological Environment Special Award” and “Youth Impact Special Award”.