Practicing sustainability – in the interest of future generationsOur sustainability initiatives are an essential aspect of successfully implementing the Siemens Strategy Program Vision 2020+. Our understanding of sustainability is fully based on our company values – responsible, excellent, innovative. At Siemens, we define sustainable development as the means to achieve profitable and long-term growth. In doing so, we, externally, align ourselves with the goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while, internally, striving to balance people, environment and profit.
Sustainability is our guiding principle, supporting us in our day-to-day work and ensuring our long-term growth. Both integrity and sustainability are closely linked to our three company values: excellent, innovative, and responsible. Through sustainable development we make our contribution to a more equitable global economy and provide energy-efficient, durable products and solutions for our customers. In this way, we aim to live and breathe our socially responsible company culture – for the good of society.
The below General Conditions for Purchase of Goods shall apply to and be incorporated into the Contract signed between the Supplier and Siemens. One integral part of these conditions is the Code of Conduct, which defines the basic requirements placed on Siemens’ suppliers and third party intermediaries concerning their responsibilities towards their stakeholders and the environment.
Version 7 - valid from 15 Nov 2019 up to now
Version 6 - valid from 25 Jan 2016 up to 15 Nov 2019
Version 5 - valid from 1 Sept 2011 to 24 Jan 2016
Regulations and reporting channelsThe Business Conduct Guidelines contain the basic principles and rules governing the way we act within our company and in relation to our partners and the general public. They include the requirement to comply with applicable laws at all times. Siemens shows zero tolerance toward corruption, violations of the principles of fair competition and other breaches of the law – and where these do occur, we take swift action. This applies worldwide and at all levels of the organization. We provide various ways for internal and external parties to report any compliance violations. Tell Us, the Ombudsman and accounting complaints are protected channels that Siemens employees and external stakeholders can use to raise concerns about possible violations, confidentially and if desired, also anonymously.
Siemens Sustainability Information 2018
Check out our sustainability report and see how we create value for customers, employees and societies. Taking the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development as our guiding reference, we leverage our expertise in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization to improve the lives of people today and create lasting value for future generations.