Siemens has been a national asset for more than 160 years.
Our technology supports the critical infrastructure and vital industries forming the backbone of America’s economy. And with customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, working with more than 100 U.S. cities, Siemens USA’s 40,000 employees and 24,000 U.S. suppliers transform the everyday – from more agile and productive factories, to more intelligent and resilient buildings and power systems, to more reliable and sustainable transportation.
So we feel rewarded when we see Siemens’ work and mission recognized by others, as was case this week when Fortune magazine released its 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies list. Siemens ranked No. 1 in our category (industrial machinery) for the sixth consecutive year, an achievement that derives from our continual commitment to create positive change through our technologies. Fortune develops this annual ranking of corporate reputation from a survey of almost 3,800 executives, directors, and analysts. The aggregate results and rankings have become a trusted measure of how the world’s largest companies are regarded.
In addition to this earning this global recognition, Siemens USA has received numerous accolades that speak to our workplace culture and commitment to diversity. We appeared on several Forbes lists for 2020: America's Best Employers for New Grads, America's Best Employers for Women and America's Best Employers by State.
We earned a 100-percent rating on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, just as we did on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index. This top grade designates us as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by index publisher Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Companies that earn 100 percent must have comprehensive non-discrimination policies, benefits and practices to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ employees and their family members. Human Rights Campaign Foundation encourages businesses to use the index and its rating criteria as a guide to help ensure policies and benefits are inclusive. It guides companies as they build more inclusive cultures and deeper corporate social responsibility.
Behind such recognition is tireless dedication from our team to support the industries that form the backbone of our nation’s economy, so that we emerge from today’s challenges even stronger.Siemens USA CEO, Barbara Humpton
Last year also brought our first-ever appearance on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a national benchmarking of businesses to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion. The index was developed in 2015 by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the disability inclusion nonprofit Disability:IN. It measures areas including culture and leadership; employment practices; community engagement; supplier diversity and accessibility. In our initial appearance on the list, we earned a top score of 100 percent.
For the second year in a row, Fast Company named Siemens a Best Workplace for Innovators. Recruiting website Fairygodboss named us one of the Best Companies Where CEOs Support Gender Diversity.
Such recognitions represent our strong belief that building a workforce drawn from all segments of society is both the right thing to do and a core part of our business strategy. Siemens has been recognized by Forbes among the Best Employers for Diversity. The corporate academic alliance Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) has also named us a 2020 Supporter for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). HBCUs are powerhouses in research and STEM talent development, which is why Siemens has committed to expanding our recruiting efforts as well as our technology and research partnerships with these institutions.
It’s our obligation to provide the best workplace we can for that workforce, one that that includes equity for all. As our employees grow and succeed, they are fueling the creativity and innovation our company needs to be healthier, stronger and more sustainable.
As Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton shared today, “We’re always proud of these accolades, and that’s especially true during this moment of change and disruption, as we use our technology and expertise to help America recover and work together to build a more equitable society. Behind such recognition is tireless dedication from our team to support the industries that form the backbone of our nation’s economy, so that we emerge from today’s challenges even stronger.”