Transforming the everyday to create a better tomorrow

Sustainability is a key part of our strategy. It is deeply embedded in our business activities, investment decision-making and governance. This commitment is reflected in our DEGREE framework, a 360-degree view of Siemens’ ESG priorities.

Siemens Sustainability Report 2022: strong performance and accelerated progress 

Siemens defines its environment, social and governance (ESG) ambitions in the DEGREE strategic framework. Check out the progress we are making in our six fields of action: decarbonization, ethics, governance, resource efficiency, equity and employability. 

Overview on our Sustainability activities

"Our company has always been committed to its responsibility to society, to our

communities, and to our employees. Through our DEGREE framework, we are dedicated to creating a better tomorrow by doing more with less. DEGREE is based on six fields of action with clear priorities that drive our unique approach to sustainability. We have raised our targets again this year in several areas, including decarbonization and learning.”

 

Judith Wiese, Chief People and Sustainability Officer (CPSO), Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and Labor Director

DEGREE

DEGREE - A clear framework for Sustainability

At Siemens, we are taking our ESG commitment to the next level with our DEGREE framework. It constitutes a 360-degree approach for all stakeholders – our customers, our suppliers, our investors, our people, the societies we serve, and our planet.  In addressing the three aspects of ESG, we are building a better future that helps us stay within the planetary boundaries, helps us foster a culture of trust, empowerment and growth, supports inclusive economic opportunities, and ensures our people and businesses remain resilient and relevant for whatever the future holds. 

 

We have set clear, very ambitious priorities for core ESG topics that we will drive internally within own operations as well as together with our customers. The DEGREE framework is built on our strong track record and on our technology with purpose that is fully embedded in our business strategy. At Siemens, we want to advance sustainability by creating value for all our stakeholders, driving sustainable growth with our customers, and creating a better tomorrow.

UN Agenda 2030

Our contribution to the SDGs

UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
Siemens is committed to contributing to the SDGs through its products and solutions, its responsible business practices in ~200 countries, through strategic partnerships and targeted community activities.
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Responsible Business Conduct

Responsible Business Conduct

We at Siemens aspire to be role models and act in the interest of our company as well as our stakeholders. Responsible business conduct plays a vital role in our company’s aspiration to make ethical and responsible decisions in the interest of all our stakeholders. This encompasses our high standards in environmental management, the respect of human rights throughout the entire value chain as well as our determination to foster reliability, fairness and integrity within our own operations and beyond.

 

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Reporting channels

Regulations and reporting channels

The Business Conduct Guidelines contain the basic principles and rules governing the way we act within our company and in relation to our partners and the general public. They include the requirement to comply with applicable laws at all times. Siemens shows zero tolerance toward corruption, violations of the principles of fair competition and other breaches of the law – and where these do occur, we take swift action. This applies worldwide and at all levels of the organization. We provide various ways for internal and external parties to report any compliance violations. Tell Us, the Ombudsperson and accounting complaints are protected channels that Siemens employees and external stakeholders can use to raise concerns about possible violations, confidentially and if desired, also anonymously.