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Sustainability at Siemens

Transforming the everyday to create a better tomorrow

Sustainability is an integral part of our business – it’s in our DNA. We empower our customers to drive sustainable growth and transform their industries.  Within our DEGREE framework, we set ambitious targets for the benefit of all our stakeholders on the key topics of environment, social and governance. 

DEGREE - A clear framework for Sustainability

Decarbonization

Support the 1.5°C target to fight global warming

  • Net zero operations by 2030 in line with The Science Based Targets initiative pathway​ 
  • Net zero supply chain by 2050, 20% emissions reduction by 2030

Ethics

Foster a culture of trust, adhere to ethical standards and handle data with care

  • Striving to train 100% of our people on Siemens’ Business Conduct Guidelines every three years​

Governance

Apply state-of-the-art systems for effective and ​responsible business conduct

  • Environmental Social Governance secured supply chain based on supplier commitment to the Supplier Code of Conduct​

  • Long-term incentives based on ESG criteria 

Resource efficiency

Achieve circularity and dematerialization

  • Next-level robust eco-design for 100% of relevant Siemens product families by 2030​
  • Natural resource decoupling through increased purchase of secondary materials for metals and resins​
  • Circularity through waste-to-landfill reduction of 50% by 2025 and towards zero landfill waste by 2030

Equity

Foster diversity, inclusion, and community ​development to create a sense of belonging

  • 30% female share in top management by 2025 ​
  • Access to employee share plans: maintain high level and expand globally to 100%​
  • Global commitment to the New Normal Working Model

Employability

Enable our people to stay resilient and relevant in a permanently changing environment​

  • Double employee digital learning hours by 2025​
  • Access to employee assistance program: maintain high level and expand globally to 100% by 2025​
  • 30% improvement in Siemens’ globally aggregated LTFIR (lost time injury frequency rate) by 2025

Corporate Social Responsibility

Siemens plc has a long tradition of working with the community to ensure more social inclusion and help ensure equality of opportunity. We want to maximise the positive impact our business can have in the UK. To do this we work on projects that help neighbouring communities through donations of time, skills, cash and equipment.

All sites and businesses are encouraged to work on and volunteer for projects close to their sites, encourage and support staff involvement and participate in national programmes such as those led by our charity partners.

Siemens employees are entitled to 2 days of paid volunteering to support a charitable cause. We have 4 key national volunteering partners Greenpower, STEM Learning, Teach First and the Wildlife Trust, and each business supports its own local causes. So there are plenty of choices available.

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