Siemens USA honors outstanding small and diverse-owned suppliers

Siemens receives multiple recognitions from Forbes, Fortune, LinkedIn, Fast Company, and more

By: Corporate Communications

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. 


We feel particularly rewarded when we see this work and mission recognized by others.


This was most certainly the case on May 3 when Siemens was named the "World Changing Company of the Year" by Fast Company, a media brand that focuses on the most innovative work happening around the world. In receiving this honor as part of the 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards, we were proud to join Microsoft, Abbott and IBM among the only other companies that have ever been given this award. 


This builds on an impressive record of Siemens projects honored by Fast Company over the past decade, from our microgrids and mini-grids that keep the power on, to our work on smarter and more sustainable transportation systems, to our technologies charting a new era of manufacturing.


Earlier this year, Fast Company included Siemens on its Most Innovative Companies list for 2022. Siemens earned the No. 1 ranking among honorees headquartered in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Describing Siemens as “the brains behind vaccine production,” Fast Company highlighted our work with BioNTech to ready a facility in Marburg, Germany, for COVID vaccine production in only five months, using digitalization to cut the expected timeline by more than half.


Each of these recognitions from Fast Company is a testament to the strength of our team, which is why we’re thrilled Siemens has also made its “Best Workplaces for Innovators” list four years in a row, coming in at No. 9 in the most recent list.


Back in February when Fortune magazine released its 2022 World’s Most Admired Companies list, Siemens ranked No. 1 in our category—industrial machinery—for the seventh consecutive year. This is an accomplishment that derives from our continual commitment as a focused technology company to transforming the everyday.


One thing that makes this recognition notable is the broad focus of the ranking. Fortune develops this annual ranking of corporate reputation from a survey of executives, directors, and analysts. Companies are rated according to a wide range of criteria, from long-term investment value to social responsibility to the quality of products and services. The aggregate results and rankings have become a trusted measure of how the world’s largest companies are regarded.


For the second year in a row, Forbes has named Siemens to its Best Employers for Diversity list. The 2022 list was developed through Statista's surveying more than 60,000 U.S. employees at companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees to identify those employers with notable diversity. This included employees giving their direct opinions on a series of statements regarding age, gender, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQIA+, and general diversity in their current workplace.


Siemens appeared on several Forbes lists for 2021: America's Best Employers for New Grads, America's Best Employers for Women, and America's Best Employers by State.


Siemens is proud to appear on the 2022 LinkedIn Top Companies List in the U.S., an annual ranking of the 50 best U.S. workplaces for growing your career. In creating this list, LinkedIn assessed key criteria related to career progress: the ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity, and educational background. LinkedIn named us to this list in 2021 as well.


In late January 2022, we earned a 100-percent rating on the 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 the tireless dedication of a workforce supporting the industries and infrastructure forming the backbone of economies.
Siemens USA CEO, Barbara Humpton

In July 2021, for the second year in a row, we earned a score of 100 percent 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.


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 said today, “Being named the top company in our category for the seventh straight year on the Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies list is a tremendous honor, and I’m proud that Siemens continues to be recognized for our purpose-driven culture and spirit of innovation. We remain committed to maximizing customer impact and helping to build societies that are more sustainable, equitable and resilient. Behind such recognition is the tireless dedication of a workforce supporting the industries and infrastructure forming the backbone of economies.”


Original Publication: February 4, 2021
Updates: July 26, 2021; February 2, 2022; April 6, 2022; April 26, 2022;
May 3, 2022; August 3, 2022