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.

Tech for Sustainability

Tech for Sustainability is a global initiative for students, researchers, startups and innovative individuals to leverage technology to solve real-world sustainability challenges and shape our future along with Siemens. We have therefore launched the Siemens Innovation Ecosystem.

Join our global initiative to solve real-world sustainability challenges and shape our future along with us. Participate by choosing a challenge and work on real problems by submitting your ideas.

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.

Technology with Purpose

Innovative technology has been at the core of Siemens for more than 170 years and it will remain at the core of the future we’re building. We are committed to shaping innovative solutions that provide answers for a better future, answers for more livable and sustainable cities, answers for intelligent energy solutions, answers for connecting the real and the digital world to reduce energy consumption and increase competitiveness.

We take the lead and transform the everyday for billions of people by creating technology with purpose, truly following the conviction that Sustainability is good business and serving as a powerful force for good to create value for all our stakeholders. With our digital and sustainable solutions, we provide answers to unprecedented challenges in the areas of Future of Industry, Future of Energy and Future of Mobility.

Mission & Strategy

Mission & Strategy

As a technology company, Siemens is driven by the aspiration to address the world´s most profound challenges by leveraging the convergence of digitalization and sustainability. We help to form the backbone of society, by providing technology with purpose to make manufacturing cleaner, infrastructure more energy efficient, provide access to clean energy, transit smarter and healthier for the planet. By doing so, we help customers, cities and countries to do more with less and meet their individual sustainability goals in order to create distinct benefits for employees, people and society at large. As such, we are convinced that the future is both digital and sustainable.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Siemens 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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Impact & Stories

Impact & Stories

Every day, Siemens creates impact by providing innovative solutions tackling challenges in the areas of environmental protection, decarbonization, health and safety. Innovative solutions that have one clear goal: making the world a more livable, sustainable and inclusive world. Find out how we are putting words into actions.

Sustainability Figures

For 173 years now, Siemens provides innovative technologies with the aspiration to improve the lives of people all over the world.

 

Sustainability is at the heart of our business activities. It determines our responsible business practices, our risk management approach and our technological contribution to climate protection, resource conservation and product safety in the interest of future generations.

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.

Sustainability News

Our latest press features, news and social media posts on sustainability at a glance.