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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Siemens USA

Siemens USA: Our mission for diversity, equity and inclusion

Siemens promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at all levels, from entry level to management, as well as through our employee training, cultural activities and events, and community outreach. We recognize and respect differences and similarities, which not only strengthen our U.S.-based companies but also puts us at a competitive advantage.

 

We are committed to DEI in our existing business goals and processes, from how we work with suppliers and how we hire talent to how we build teams for projects and how we interact with our customers.

 

At Siemens, where we have a team of 40,000, diversity extends beyond inherent attributes such as gender, age or ethnicity. It also mirrors who we are through acquired attributes such as education, socioeconomic background, nationality, job experience, religion, etc. As an inclusive business, we strive to empower employees to always be their authentic selves at work.

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) becomes a lens for looking at, identifying, developing and advancing the business.  Focused efforts will yield greater business results.
Nichelle Grant, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Siemens USA

Our part in the continuing fight for racial justice and equity

The national groundswell for racial justice that began several months ago continues today.  Siemens USA is an ally in the fight toward racial justice—we stand up against injustice and inequality, recognizing that when they are problems for one, they’re problems for us all. Learn more below about how Siemens USA champions racial justice and how diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) speaks directly to our company values of responsibility, excellence and innovation.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): A Siemens business imperative 

While Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) continue to support strong internal social networks, today they’re also helping to transform our business by bolstering a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) that makes us both more innovative and competitive.

Our nine ERGs—involving more than 10,000 of our Siemens USA employees:

ACE ERG at Siemens

Asian Cultural Exchange (ACE)

Asian Cultural Exchange (ACE)

ACE builds a competitive advantage through the exchange of diverse perspectives and insights around Asian culture, and global culture in general, that will better assist in connecting with our employees, customers, and communities.

Association for Multicultural Inclusion & Growth @ Siemens (AMIG@S)

Association for Multicultural Inclusion and Growth at Siemens (AMIG@S)

Association for Multicultural Inclusion & Growth @ Siemens (AMIG@S)

AMIG@S strengthen the concept of a diverse and inclusive community within the organization by aligning business strategies and initiatives while providing professional development opportunities and fostering innovation and ownership culture.

Black Employee Community at Siemens (BEC@S)

Black Professional Network at Siemens (BPN@S)

Black Professional Network at Siemens (BPN@S)

BPN@S provides opportunities to develop and leverage the talents of its members in an effort to positively impact Siemens internally and externally through events and activities based on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council’s three pillars.

Pride ERG at Siemens

Pride

Pride

Pride engages all employees in Siemens corporate life, and encourages them to invest their full selves in areas of Workforce, Workplace and Marketplace. Pride increases Siemens’ brand equity as a leader in technological innovation and a global employer of choice through employee empowerment, community engagement, professional development, education, inclusion and fellowship.

SiemensAbility

SiemensAbility

SiemensAbility fosters an environment of inclusion, awareness, understanding, and support of the disabled community.  SiemensAbility sponsors the LIFE@Siemens program, which provides internships for high school students between the ages of 18 and 22 with intellectual disabilities.  Students learn essential work and life skills such as social interactions, communication, teamwork and problem-solving.

Greem ERG at Siemens

Siemens GREEN

Siemens GREEN

Siemens GREEN seeks to motivate Siemens employees to make educated and responsible decisions in reducing their overall impact on the environment, both at work and at home.

Next Generation of Talent (NEXT) ERG at Siemens

Siemens NEXT

Siemens NEXT

Siemens NEXT seeks to make an impact on our company by providing real value to our business and to our members through initiatives, education, and leadership. We work for and with early- and mid-career professionals to develop talent, engage people with our company and their careers here and provide opportunities to grow. Siemens NEXT wants to help create sustainable change on our culture internally and in our communities to help retain our talent and make Siemens an aspirational workplace.

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Siemens Veterans Network (SVN)

Siemens Veterans Network (SVN)

SVN provides an environment at Siemens that recognizes and exemplifies the value that our veterans bring to the organization, while expanding the veteran workforce through organizational awareness.

Women’s Impact Network at Siemens (WIN@S)

Women’s Impact Network at Siemens (WIN@S)

Women’s Impact Network at Siemens (WIN@S)

WIN@S is committed to promoting the inclusion, awareness, and understanding of issues and challenges facing women within the Siemens workforce.  Its charter is to provide opportunities for personal and professional development that enables employees to maximize their overall potential and contribution to Siemens’ success.  WIN@S represents several chapters across all sectors of Siemens in the United States.

Diversity partnerships in the marketplace and academia

Siemens USA is committed giving businesses owned by minorities, women, the disadvantaged, the disabled, veterans and other diverse suppliers maximum opportunity to participate in our competitive contracting and procurement processes. In fact, more than 6,000 of our suppliers, roughly a quarter of our entire supplier base, represent small and diverse-owned businesses. Supplier diversity contributes to excellence in our supply chain, leading to growth for Siemens and our suppliers in the marketplace, as well as helping to create social impacts on the changing demographic landscape of the United States—one reason why we developed our small-business and supplier-diversity program.

 

We’re also working with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to recruit and hire diverse candidates, so that we can forge the talent pipelines that will connect graduates to opportunities at Siemens. HBCUs have a long history of developing STEM talent, from engineers to software experts and technicians—all positions that are in great demand at Siemens. So, as students experience the powerful exhibits of social change and learn about Siemens technology, we hope they also envision themselves as future members of our team. Technology can, indeed, be used to help promote diversity, inclusion, and equity.

 

In early 2021, Siemens plans to award $140,000 in grants to African American businesses in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Orlando and Pasadena. Grants in the amount of $20,000 each will be awarded. These grants are intended to help Black-owned companies develop their businesses so they can compete for our contracts and become part of our supplier base.