In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. As of September 30, 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees in more than 200 countries. In fiscal 2015, they generated revenues of €75.6 billion. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality. Siemens is one of the world's largest providers of environmental and energy efficient technologies, with almost 43 percent of its total revenue stemming from green products and solutions.
As Siemens’ history shows, their understanding of sustainability is closely linked to their company values – responsible, excellent, and innovative. Siemens defines sustainable development as the means to achieve profitable and long-term growth. The company has a clear commitment to think and act in the interest of future generations, balancing People, Planet and Profit.
From the beginning, Werner von Siemens insisted that his company fulfils its responsibilities to its employees, to society and to nature. Siemens’ vision and challenge has always been to achieve excellence, capture leading positions in the markets of tomorrow, and develop innovative technologies that help ensure the future viability of modern civilization. Acting responsibly for a successful environmental future, Siemens provides innovative products and solutions to improve both their own ecobalance and that of their customers and suppliers. In fiscal year 2015, Siemens helped their customers to cut their CO2 emissions by 487 million metric tons, equal to more than half of Germany’s total annual CO2 emissions.
On October 17th, 2016, the Green Talents will visit Siemens’ gas turbine plant Moabit in Berlin where one of the world’s most efficient gas turbines are being built. Globalization, digitalization, demographic change, urbanization and climate change are placing tremendous pressure on governments, industry and society. With a view to the historic Paris Agreement, environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions are needed to decarbonize the economy. Developing innovative technologies which conserve resources, increase energy efficiency on the one hand, reduce operating costs and provide economically attractive business cases on the other hand, is therefore of key importance to Siemens. This brings multiple benefits: for the customers, for the environment and for the company.
Honoring the success in integrating sustainability into the company activities, Siemens consistently holds top positions in major sustainability rankings such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index and CDP.