As a company with a social conscience, Siemens, since its establishment, has focused on social responsibility.Siemens operates in more than 190 countries globally. Since our early days we’ve been extremely aware of the responsibility that rests on our shoulders for the communities we operate in - as employer, customer and tax payer. As a consequence, social responsibility is an integral part of our overall vision on sustainability. This principle is therefore also firmly entrenched in our business philosophy. All our activities are aimed at effective and sustainable improvement of living conditions, by helping people to help themselves. To this end, we mainly rely on the expertise we have built up over the years. Through our product offering we want to offer solutions to the major challenges of our time: demographic changes, urbanization, globalization and climate change. Our activities in terms of social responsibility, which we do on the basis of fixed operational guidelines, are consequently aimed at the issues related to environmental protection, education and science, social engagement, as well as arts and culture. These are, without a doubt, the domains in which we, with our specific knowhow, resources and local footprint, can make the biggest contribution to society worldwide.
Siemens is one of the founding members and structural sponsors of “Entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs”. “Entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs” is a network in which, on the one hand, companies interested in the South are represented, and on the other, approved NGOs for development collaboration with economically responsible projects.
Since 2004 we have supported various projects introduced to us by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs. We primarily focus on projects in Africa, and more specifically on the countries where we have an active export business. We aim to achieve more in these countries than just doing business responsibly: our hope is that we can also contribute to better living conditions.
People are the difference. Only with excellent and motivated people can Siemens meet its customers’ expectations and those of its investors, and even exceed them.
Lifelong learning is a given in the global village. For that reason Siemens develops challenging training and educational programs which focus on strategic knowledge and skills.