Transforming the everyday to create a better tomorrow

Sustainability is an integral part of our business – it’s in our DNA. We empower our customers to drive sustainable growth and transform their industries.  With our DEGREE framework, we set strategic ambitions for the benefit of all our stakeholders on the key topics of environment, social and governance. 

Siemens is number one in sustainability

Siemens is ranked first in this year’s DJSI Index among the 45 companies included in the ranking of its industry group. Siemens also secured a top global position in the areas of social and environmental reporting, innovation, and cybersecurity as well as in product- and industry-related environmental protection. The DJSI is a globally established sustainability ranking prepared annually by the investment company Standard & Poor’s on behalf of index provider Dow Jones. Siemens has been included in this ranking every year since 1999, when the DJSI was first published.

Overview on our Sustainability activities

“Sustainability is in our very DNA. It’s not an option. It’s a business imperative. Based on our successful track record, we’re now setting ourselves even more ambitious targets. We’ll accelerate our efforts and raise the bar to create considerably more value for all our stakeholders. Sustainable business growth goes hand in hand with the value we create for people and our planet.”

 

Judith Wiese, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG

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.