COVID-19 aid fund
The Siemens Managing Board decided to form a worldwide aid fund to help relieve and combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The donations are to provide support, without red tape, to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 crisis worldwide.
Non-profit solutions for a global communityCorporate Citizenship is Siemens’ voluntary commitment in society with the aim to advance societies by making our technology and knowledge accessible to more people around the world. As part of our commitment to social responsibility, Siemens donates some 21.2 million Euros annually. We strive to create shared value in every country, in which we operate, while strengthening our business performance. We build our commitment on three pillars: access to technology, access to education, and sustaining communities.
While most of us live in a safe and secure environment there are people who – due to long wars and other humanitarian catastrophes – cannot rely on the social and societal network around them to offer reasonable security and access to basic provision.
Siemens therefore has created a charitable program of elementary infrastructure that is designed to support societies in need of basic provisions: the Siemens Smart Clinics. An essential feature of these clinics is that, in addition to basic medical equipment, a secure energy supply and sustainable operation are guaranteed.
Thousands of patients will get access to primary healthcare in the future – a great success, based on a shared value approach integrating local communities, governmental authorities, NGOs as well as Siemens Healthineers.
Siemens Smart Clinics are in operation in Jordan, Iraq and Columbia with the next one already being planned for Egypt, soon.
Siemens' project Asha in the Indian village of Amle has brought fundamental change to the living conditions of an entire village community:
The Sanjeevan Mobile Clinic
In cooperation with Smiles Foundation and the Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action, a Siemens corporate Citizenship initiative in India has launched a mobile healthcare clinic. The clinic, equipped with Siemens Healthcare technology, brings the examination room to underserved communities who are unable to access a hospital for financial or health reasons, or due to poor infrastructure.
Our future depends on knowledgeMaking education accessible to all people is crucial to our future – and that of our company. This is why we work with hundreds of universities around the world and support several thousand research collaborations. We want to spark enthusiasm in potential young scientists and engineers for areas of learning relevant to Siemens, and we want to provide them the tools they need to tackle both current and future challenges.
More than 180,000 STEM workers every year: Siemens supports natural sciences
Qualifications in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) – in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – play a vital role in the future of our country and its people. They shape the innovative power, the growth, but also the professional prospects of every individual. But even though the numbers of employees in science and technology have increased in recent years, we will face a shortage of more than 180,000 people with engineering skills annually in the UK alone.
Integration Program for Refugees
Integrating refugees into society is currently one of the most important issues in Germany. Since 2016, Siemens has contributed to this integration by offering paths into the German labor market via internships and special training courses. Additionally, colleagues in many locations volunteered and helped to foster integration on a personal level. These initiatives have helped to provide refugees with new perspectives for the future.
In 2018, Siemens' already established activities were expanded to additional locations. A total of 96 refugee participants were trained in six special training courses and three-month internships for refugees will be offered at 23 locations in Germany.
Cents4Sense raised nearly €223,000 in its first year for selected social projects run by the Siemens Stiftung - a non-profit corporate foundation committed to promoting sustainable social development.
Some highlights of the projects that have benefitted from donations so far can be found below. They represent our commitment to creating a meaningful impact in society, providing access to education and technology, and striving to make a contribution to sustainable communities.
The Siemens Stiftung: hands-on, collaborative, impact-orientedThe non-profit corporate foundation is committed to promoting sustainable social development. In international project work, the foundation supports people in taking the initiative to responsibly address current challenges. To support this effort, the foundation collaborates with partners to develop solutions and programs with technological and social innovation playing a central role.
The Foundation at a glance
With a start-up capital of 390 million Euros, Siemens Stiftung was established as a non-profit foundation under the German Civil Code. It complements Siemens Corporate Citizenship initiatives and cooperates with the other 6 Siemens foundations established by the company in Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Colombia, in the USA and in France.
- Areas of work: Basic needs & social entrepreneurship, education, culture
- Focus regions: Africa, Latin America, Europe
- Approach: operative, international, cooperative, transparent