Sustainability follows our company values

Responsible, excellent and innovative. At Siemens, we define sustainable development as the means to achieve profitable and long-term growth.

Practicing sustainability – in the interest of future generations

Our sustainability initiatives are an essential aspect of successfully implementing the Siemens Strategy Program Vision 2020+. Our understanding of sustainability is fully based on our company values – responsible, excellent, innovative. At Siemens, we define sustainable development as the means to achieve profitable and long-term growth. In doing so, we, externally, align ourselves with the goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while, internally, striving to balance people, environment and profit.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our special responsibility

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are something very real to us and absolutely present in our day-to-day business. Find out where we are putting the SGDs into practice – and get to know worldwide proof of this in our film. As Joe Kaeser says, "I strongly believe that every company should serve society and if it doesn't it should not exist."

In focus

Success stories from our sustainability initiatives

Siemens goes carbon neutral

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of the electricity consumption of our sites in Germany is covered by renewables

33 %

of CO2 emissions reduced since the launch of Siemens' CO2 neutral program

> 20 mil.

Euros savings expected annually from 2020 onwards as a result of investments in energy-efficiency projects

Siemens leads the way. We are already taking significant steps towards achieving our goal to be a carbon neutral company by 2030. We focus on four levers – energy-efficiency, decentralized energy systems, intelligent e-mobility solutions, and green electricity purchasing.

Financing tomorrow's infrastructure

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Energy reduction of the Thameslink network provided by Siemens with 1,140 new carriages and with over 15,000 extra seats.

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Modernized buildings, with more than €1 billion in savings and more than 10 million tons of CO2 reductions.

Siemens’ thought leadership on decarbonization

Achieving ambitious climate targets is technologically possible and economically attractive. A Siemens analysis presents the levers needed to successfully transform the energy value chain.

®Business to Society

We make real what matters

  • Americas
  • Europe
  • Middle East, Africa
  • Asia, Australia

Argentina

Siemens has contributed to > 80% of the installed electricity generation over the last 10 years.
Siemens is responsible for ~70% of the electrification of the railway infrastructure.
~75% of laboratories use technology from Siemens Healthineers to process complex clinical analyses.
Siemens has contributed to > 80% of the installed electricity generation over the last 10 years.
Siemens is responsible for ~70% of the electrification of the railway infrastructure.
~75% of laboratories use technology from Siemens Healthineers to process complex clinical analyses.

Brazil

~ 9,000 people benefited from volunteering projects by Siemens employees.
Siemens equipment is responsible for 50% of Brazil's energy generation, transmission and distribution.
Biomass and wind technologies help customers reduce 3 million of CO2 emissions per year.
~ 9,000 people benefited from volunteering projects by Siemens employees.
Siemens equipment is responsible for 50% of Brazil's energy generation, transmission and distribution.
Biomass and wind technologies help customers reduce 3 million of CO2 emissions per year.

Canada

With electricity for Siemens offices coming from renewable energy sources, > 1,150 tons of CO₂ emissions can be avoided each year.
> 31 million Canadians benefit from Siemens Healthineers products. Daily, 85,000 Canadians receive treatment or testing from a Siemens device.
Siemens Canada invests $1.7 million in employees training.
With electricity for Siemens offices coming from renewable energy sources, > 1,150 tons of CO₂ emissions can be avoided each year.
> 31 million Canadians benefit from Siemens Healthineers products. Daily, 85,000 Canadians receive treatment or testing from a Siemens device.
Siemens Canada invests $1.7 million in employees training.

Colombia

Over 70% of the Colombian industry is equipped with Siemens automation technology.
Siemens contributed to the reduction of 808 metric tons CO2 in 2016 and reduced its energy consumption by 25% and its gas consumption by 27%.
The installation of SkyHydrant filters provided more than 380,000 people in over 500 educations institutions with drinking water.
Over 70% of the Colombian industry is equipped with Siemens automation technology.
Siemens contributed to the reduction of 808 metric tons CO2 in 2016 and reduced its energy consumption by 25% and its gas consumption by 27%.
The installation of SkyHydrant filters provided more than 380,000 people in over 500 educations institutions with drinking water.

Mexico

6 million Mexicans daily benefited from Siemens rail products and solutions through its presence in 11 subway lines in Mexico City, 3 in Monterrey and 1 in Guadalajara.
60% of automotive and brewery production used Siemens technology in 2016. Siemens has also presence in 65% of mining units and 76% of cement plants.
Reduction of 4 million tons of CO2 in 2016 through Siemens Mexico’s Environmental Portfolio, equivalent to the emissions of 800,000 cars per year.
6 million Mexicans daily benefited from Siemens rail products and solutions through its presence in 11 subway lines in Mexico City, 3 in Monterrey and 1 in Guadalajara.
60% of automotive and brewery production used Siemens technology in 2016. Siemens has also presence in 65% of mining units and 76% of cement plants.
Reduction of 4 million tons of CO2 in 2016 through Siemens Mexico’s Environmental Portfolio, equivalent to the emissions of 800,000 cars per year.

United States

Over the last 15 years, Siemens has invested ~ $40 billion in the United States.
Siemens’ power generation technologies produce electricity able to meet > 30% of the country’s power demand.
~ 95 tests are run every second on a Siemens Healthineers' immunoassay and clinical chemistry technology.
Over the last 15 years, Siemens has invested ~ $40 billion in the United States.
Siemens’ power generation technologies produce electricity able to meet > 30% of the country’s power demand.
~ 95 tests are run every second on a Siemens Healthineers' immunoassay and clinical chemistry technology.

Germany

50% of German electricity is generated using Siemens technology.
> 530,000 people benefit daily from Siemens Healthineers' technology.
Siemens' customers have saved 26 million tons of CO₂ through Siemens' environmental portfolio.
50% of German electricity is generated using Siemens technology.
> 530,000 people benefit daily from Siemens Healthineers' technology.
Siemens' customers have saved 26 million tons of CO₂ through Siemens' environmental portfolio.

Austria

By utilizing green energy purchasing and increasing the efficiency of the vehicle fleet, Siemens Austria has reduced its CO2 emissions by actual 31% and aims for a total reduction of 50% till 2020 (compared to 2015).
In Seestadt Aspern, one of Europe’s largest urban developments, Siemens Austria partners in a Joint Venture with the City of Vienna to develop digital automation solutions for managed buildings and distribution grids for a renewable energy system.
In order to use technology as a transfer medium, making art and culture accessible to a broad public, Siemens Austria initiated the Siemens Festival Nights in 2002, together with the Salzburg Festival and the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). Last year about 70,000 visitors attended this open-air cinema-culture-event for anyone.
By utilizing green energy purchasing and increasing the efficiency of the vehicle fleet, Siemens Austria has reduced its CO2 emissions by actual 31% and aims for a total reduction of 50% till 2020 (compared to 2015).
In Seestadt Aspern, one of Europe’s largest urban developments, Siemens Austria partners in a Joint Venture with the City of Vienna to develop digital automation solutions for managed buildings and distribution grids for a renewable energy system.
In order to use technology as a transfer medium, making art and culture accessible to a broad public, Siemens Austria initiated the Siemens Festival Nights in 2002, together with the Salzburg Festival and the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). Last year about 70,000 visitors attended this open-air cinema-culture-event for anyone.

Russia

Siemens’ urban infrastructure solutions help improve the quality of life of > 96 million Russians.
Siemens works with 2,200 suppliers, thus indirectly providing jobs to 47,800 people.
> 2,000 facilities are equipped with innovative Siemens’ automation solutions.
Siemens’ urban infrastructure solutions help improve the quality of life of > 96 million Russians.
Siemens works with 2,200 suppliers, thus indirectly providing jobs to 47,800 people.
> 2,000 facilities are equipped with innovative Siemens’ automation solutions.

United Kingdom

400,000 students have been reached by education projects facilitated by Siemens employees, enabling £12 million of economic value to participants.
50% of wind energy is provided through Siemens Gamesa wind turbines.
400,000 students have been reached by education projects facilitated by Siemens employees, enabling £12 million of economic value to participants.
50% of wind energy is provided through Siemens Gamesa wind turbines.

Czech Republic

Siemens has reduced its CO2 emissions by 70% (compared with 2014) by implementing energy efficiency measures and making use of green energy purchasing.
With 1,000 highly-qualified positions in R&D, we contribute to keeping the innovative human potential in the country.
More than 35,000 jobs are linked to Siemens‘ activities in the Czech Republic.
Siemens has reduced its CO2 emissions by 70% (compared with 2014) by implementing energy efficiency measures and making use of green energy purchasing.
With 1,000 highly-qualified positions in R&D, we contribute to keeping the innovative human potential in the country.
More than 35,000 jobs are linked to Siemens‘ activities in the Czech Republic.

Algeria

> 75,000 passengers per day make use of the Algiers metro, for which Siemens delivered the complete rail system.
Over the past five years, Siemens has invested > 100 million DZD ( > 900,000 EUR) to train employees.
> 8 million people have access to Siemens Healthineers CT scanners in Algeria.
> 75,000 passengers per day make use of the Algiers metro, for which Siemens delivered the complete rail system.
Over the past five years, Siemens has invested > 100 million DZD ( > 900,000 EUR) to train employees.
> 8 million people have access to Siemens Healthineers CT scanners in Algeria.

Oman

Siemens inspired more than 4,000 students through educational experiments relating to energy at the Children's Science Museum.
Siemens electrifies the new Muscat airport to support the increase of airport travel capacity above 40 Million people per year.
Siemens building automation keeps people comfortable in more than 90 landmarks and in more than 80% of Oman's hospitals.
Siemens inspired more than 4,000 students through educational experiments relating to energy at the Children's Science Museum.
Siemens electrifies the new Muscat airport to support the increase of airport travel capacity above 40 Million people per year.
Siemens building automation keeps people comfortable in more than 90 landmarks and in more than 80% of Oman's hospitals.

Qatar

Qatar's state-of-the-art tram system will consume 25% less energy per year and reduce CO2 emissions.
200 buildings in Qatar are equipped with our smart solutions and advanced technologies.
We support local knowledge transfer by providing customers with 55+ training sessions a year that amount to 14,500 hours.
Qatar's state-of-the-art tram system will consume 25% less energy per year and reduce CO2 emissions.
200 buildings in Qatar are equipped with our smart solutions and advanced technologies.
We support local knowledge transfer by providing customers with 55+ training sessions a year that amount to 14,500 hours.

Saudi Arabia

14,280 is the number of patients who benefit daily from healthcare based on Siemens equipment in the Kingdom.
We increased the number of our female employees by 23% in the last 2 years.
Siemens is providing metro trains, electrification and signaling for Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2, enabling 21,000 passengers per hour, reducing CO2 emissions by 1.7 million metric tons.
14,280 is the number of patients who benefit daily from healthcare based on Siemens equipment in the Kingdom.
We increased the number of our female employees by 23% in the last 2 years.
Siemens is providing metro trains, electrification and signaling for Riyadh metro lines 1 and 2, enabling 21,000 passengers per hour, reducing CO2 emissions by 1.7 million metric tons.

South Africa

Siemens enables ~ 20% of total rail routes infrastructure.
Siemens invests in 3,900 training days and employee up-skilling.
31,000 MW of South Africa’s total installed base and 20% of green electricity are managed with Siemens technology.
Siemens enables ~ 20% of total rail routes infrastructure.
Siemens invests in 3,900 training days and employee up-skilling.
31,000 MW of South Africa’s total installed base and 20% of green electricity are managed with Siemens technology.

Turkey

Siemens products and solutions account for 30% of total electricity generation and represent 16% of the installed base in Turkey.
200,000 people benefit daily from Siemens Healthineers' technologies and > 32 million people have access to medical imaging equipment.
Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio helps reduce the CO2 footprint equivalent to the emissions of ~ 3 million vehicles.
Siemens products and solutions account for 30% of total electricity generation and represent 16% of the installed base in Turkey.
200,000 people benefit daily from Siemens Healthineers' technologies and > 32 million people have access to medical imaging equipment.
Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio helps reduce the CO2 footprint equivalent to the emissions of ~ 3 million vehicles.

United Arab Emirates

Siemens' office in Masdar City has achieved savings of 55% in energy and 47% in water consumption compared to standard UAE office buildings.
Siemens works with local transportation partners to spearhead innovation to transfer 10% of road traffic to public transport.
Siemens provides 40% of the electricity produced to meet daily consumption needs of 3.6 million residents.
Siemens' office in Masdar City has achieved savings of 55% in energy and 47% in water consumption compared to standard UAE office buildings.
Siemens works with local transportation partners to spearhead innovation to transfer 10% of road traffic to public transport.
Siemens provides 40% of the electricity produced to meet daily consumption needs of 3.6 million residents.

Australia

30% of Australia’s capacity to generate electricity is enabled by Siemens technology.
Siemens is engaging with > 50% of all Australian universities.
> 50% of consumed water is measured, treated, produced or otherwise influenced by Siemens technology.
30% of Australia’s capacity to generate electricity is enabled by Siemens technology.
Siemens is engaging with > 50% of all Australian universities.
> 50% of consumed water is measured, treated, produced or otherwise influenced by Siemens technology.

China

By fiscal 2018, Siemens had 21 R&D hubs, nearly 5,000 R&D and engineering staff, and nearly 13,000 active patents and patent applications in China.
Siemens I-Green Education Program, rolled out in 10 Chinese cities, had helped over 23,500 migrant children with increased awareness of environmental protection and scientific innovation.
More than 1/4 of China’s mid/ high-end buildings use Siemens’ fire alarm systems.
By fiscal 2018, Siemens had 21 R&D hubs, nearly 5,000 R&D and engineering staff, and nearly 13,000 active patents and patent applications in China.
Siemens I-Green Education Program, rolled out in 10 Chinese cities, had helped over 23,500 migrant children with increased awareness of environmental protection and scientific innovation.
More than 1/4 of China’s mid/ high-end buildings use Siemens’ fire alarm systems.

Singapore

Singapore's 5.6 million residents enjoy the world’s most reliable power grid thanks to Siemens Energy Management Systems.
Siemens works with local transportation partners to spearhead innovation to transfer 10% of road traffic to public transport. Siemens employs > 1,500 people and supports local economy by interacting with > 1,200 local business entities.
500,000 MRT riderships enabled by Siemens Rail Automation & Power Supply solutions every day.
Singapore's 5.6 million residents enjoy the world’s most reliable power grid thanks to Siemens Energy Management Systems.
Siemens works with local transportation partners to spearhead innovation to transfer 10% of road traffic to public transport. Siemens employs > 1,500 people and supports local economy by interacting with > 1,200 local business entities.
500,000 MRT riderships enabled by Siemens Rail Automation & Power Supply solutions every day.

Thailand

Siemens provides > 100 km of public transport tracks with a daily ridership of > 1 million people.
~ 30% of Thailand’s electricity is generated using Siemens equipment representing 9.5 GW of installed capacity.
Siemens Gamesa supplies 90 wind turbines for the first and largest wind farm in ASEAN.
Siemens provides > 100 km of public transport tracks with a daily ridership of > 1 million people.
~ 30% of Thailand’s electricity is generated using Siemens equipment representing 9.5 GW of installed capacity.
Siemens Gamesa supplies 90 wind turbines for the first and largest wind farm in ASEAN.

Vietnam

Siemens' gas turbines contribute to ~10% of Vietnam’s total electricity output, enabling high power reliability of > 95%.
> 60% of hospitals and clinics are equipped with Siemens Healthineers' diagnostic and imaging systems.
A total of > 93,000 jobs are created through Siemens' local business activities.
Siemens' gas turbines contribute to ~10% of Vietnam’s total electricity output, enabling high power reliability of > 95%.
> 60% of hospitals and clinics are equipped with Siemens Healthineers' diagnostic and imaging systems.
A total of > 93,000 jobs are created through Siemens' local business activities.
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Sustainability Information

Siemens Sustainability Information 2018

Check out our sustainability report and see how we create value for customers, employees and societies. Taking the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development as our guiding reference, we leverage our expertise in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization to improve the lives of people today and create lasting value for future generations.