Siemens USA: Our mission for diversity, equity and inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at all levels of our organization is not only an ethical responsibility at Siemens USA, but also a professional responsibility. An effectively executed and coordinated DEI strategy allows us to make measurable differences in the marketplace that favors our clients, our vendors and suppliers, and our employees.
We believe that belonging transforms people, communities, and businesses, and that is why we are striving to transform the everyday experience of our employees and customers and society itself through our commitment to DEI. Through a spirit of belonging—of seeing oneself recognized, included, and equal—we enable innovation and find untapped opportunities that promote everyone’s growth.
Siemens USA strives to ensure that every employee and every person we do business with feels free to be their authentic selves every day, in every transaction. That is because belonging enables the creation of technology with purpose. A company can be truly successful when they encompass and involve everyone. #BelongingTransforms
"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:
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. 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 also maintain memberships in the National Diversity & Small Business Organizations (NMSDC, WBENC, NVBDC, NGLCC, Disability:IN).
Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Siemens Financial Services introduced a $100 million capital program aimed at advancing the decarbonization goals of small to medium sized enterprises. This infusion of capital will help small and medium businesses in the U.S. jumpstart their decarbonization efforts.
The Supply Chain Finance (SCF) program at Siemens has been developed by Siemens Financial Services as a way for suppliers to receive accelerated payment on their Siemens invoices at an attractive discount rate. Since 2009, the program has helped improve the cash flow and optimize the working capital of enrolled suppliers. Siemens has expanded the SCF program to better meet the small and diverse suppliers cash flow needs. You can find additional information on our SCF website or by contacting the SCF Americas team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Recent accolades: Siemens USA is recognized for its innovation and culture
We feel rewarded when we see our work and mission recognized by others. These numerous, recent global and national recognitions speak to our workplace culture and commitment to diversity.