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.

Sustainability Information 2016


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.

Business to Society

We want to generate lasting value for the societies, we are operating in. We generate this value through our Siemens portfolio, our local operations, our ingenuity and through our numerous initiatives a company committed to its social responsibility toward the community. As part of the Sustainability Program, Siemens has developed methodologies to assess and measure its impact on societies. We identify the goals important to the sustainable development of countries we operate in and seek to understand which goals the country has set itself. The findings of this analysis help us to address the topics that really matter to our stakeholder groups. 

In focus

Success stories from our sustainability initiatives

Carbon-neutral operations

0 %

of our German sites use 100% green energy

> 400 k

tons of carbon dioxide reduction one year after launching 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. One year after launching the Siemens’ Carbon Neutral Operations program, we have successfully reduced our 2014 carbon footprint by more than 20%. We focus on four levers – our energy-efficiency program, decentralized energy systems, optimization of our vehicle fleet and electricity from renewable sources.

Vocational training and professional education at Siemens

Everyone should have a right to access education – this is what we at Siemens believe in and what guides our actions. Over the past 125 years, some 160,000 people in Germany signed up for the training programs at Siemens. With 9,200 trainees and dual students, we are one of the largest and most innovative instructors worldwide.

Product stewardship

We not only break new ground in the development of new products, but also in the way we improve and comply with environmental Standards.

Ratings and rankings

Outstanding commitment

Siemens' commitment to sustainability is widely recognized in numerous, significant ratings and rankings. To us, this recognition is both a reconfirmation of our sustainability strategy as well as a standard to which we aspire in our further development.
Dialogue with stakeholder groups

We promote the regular dialogue with our stakeholders

The dialogue with stakeholders is highly valuable for stakeholders themselves as well as for Siemens because it creates value for both parties through knowledge exchange and co-creativity. This is important for the social and regulatory legitimation of our business activities and contributes to the improvement of business conditions. Our main stakeholders include customers, investors, suppliers, employees, communities, policy-makers, media, non-governmental organizations, businesses organizations, and academia.
News & press

Innovative, informative, up-to-date

Interesting details and news straight from the source

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Guidelines and whistleblower reports

Protected reporting channels for possible compliance violations: "Tell us" Hotline and Siemens Ombudsman.

Sustainability Information

Siemens Sustainability Information 2016