How Data Can Help Optimize a Product’s Ecological Footprint
Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges we are facing today. Many of us are already calculating and reducing our own footprints.
Imagine industrial companies could measure the "CO2 backpack" of a product across the entire value chain. Our Siemens Industry experts found a solution to do exactly this.
Environmental protection – 5 decades of action
Our continued efforts in the area of environmental protection relate to the entire value chain. They range from decarbonization initiatives throughout the entire value chain through to innovative business models around circular economy as well as targeted biodiversity measures and resource conservation initiatives. With our energy efficient and digital solutions, we help customers and cities reach their decarbonization and sustainability goals. One way we specifically support the development of eco-efficient solutions in our business is through Eco-Efficiency @ Siemens, our environmental program.
Carbon Neutral operations by 2030
In September 2015, Siemens has been the first global industrial company to commit towards carbon neutrality by 2030. By setting this goal, we wanted to express our firm belief that take leadership actions in the fight against climate change. Meantime, we have more than halved our CO2 footprint with regards to our own operations.
Increasing competitiveness with smart and sustainable solutions
Digitalization and sustainability are increasingly influencing corporate agendas. With our digital innovations, we help companies increase their competitiveness, spur their innovation lifecycle, automate processes and increase their energy efficiency. We help drive energy transition and decarbonization across key sectors, such as industry, transport and buildings. By doing so, Siemens helps customers and cities achieve their sustainability goals and lay the foundation for a systematic transformation.
Responsible Product Design: The art of creating sustainable products
Energy efficient, environmentally friendly and economical. Today, we are just as innovative in our compliance and improvement of environmental standards as we are in the development of our products.
Our Commitments towards Decarbonization
Science Based Targets
In order to prevent the worst effects of climate change, Siemens has committed to a science-based emissions reduction, by setting a 1.5 °C target and to a long-term target to reach net-zero value chain emissions by no later than 2050.
Siemens is part of the RE100 global corporate renewable energy initiative, committing to 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
Siemens is committed to only own and occupy buildings that are net zero in operations by 2030 which will lower emissions whilst improving overall competitiveness.
Siemens commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. The goal is to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.
World Economic Forum
Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders
Siemens is member of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders striving to set the bar higher and catalyse action across all sectors and engage policymakers to help deliver the transition to a net-zero economy. This initiative is part of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Action Platform.
Alliance for Clean Air
Siemens is a founding member of the Alliance for Clean Air - launched at COP26 by the World Economic Forum. Air pollution has a large impact on climate and health, which means we're not only playing a role in reducing this impact, but building on our DEGREE commitments announced earlier this year!