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Siemens increases and accelerates sustainability targets and investments

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“Sustainability is a key part of our strategy. We are a technology company with a unique portfolio that supports our customers with their increasingly stringent ESG ambitions. As our accelerated targets and extensive investments show, it is deeply embedded in our business activities, investment decision-making and governance,” said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG. 
“We firmly believe that technology is the answer to creating a sustainable future. Through the DEGREE framework – our 360-degree view of ESG priorities – we are dedicated to creating a better tomorrow by doing more with less. To achieve this goal, we invest in our portfolio and apply our technologies in our own operations. At the same time, our products and solutions help our customers to achieve their sustainability targets and solve their specific challenges, multiplying impact across the backbone of economies and societies,” said Judith Wiese, Chief People and Sustainability Officer and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG.
DEGREE: 360-degree approach for environment, social and governance (ESG)
Siemens defines its environment, social and governance (ESG) targets in the DEGREE strategic framework. The technology company follows a holistic approach in its six fields of action: decarbonization, ethics, governance, resource efficiency, equity and employability – with stringent and measurable metrics.
Decarbonization: good progress, new targets and extensive investments
In its own climate protection efforts, Siemens has made good progress toward reaching net zero in its own operations by 2030 and in cutting its operational CO2 emissions 46 percent compared to the 2019 baseline. The company aims to significantly accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions and, for this purpose, has set an intermediate goal of reducing physical CO2 emissions in its own operations by 55 percent compared to 2019 levels by the end of fiscal 2025. Siemens is also increasing its target for physical CO2 reduction from 50 percent to 90 percent by 2030, compared to 2019. To achieve this goal, Siemens is investing €650 million in its own decarbonization by 2030, especially through the power of its own technologies. By committing to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), Siemens is supporting the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement and making a positive contribution to limiting climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Siemens also made significant progress in its resource efficiency, for instance, reducing its landfill waste by 12 percent and increasing its share of material recycling in total waste to 84 percent in fiscal 2022.
Long-term employability: investing in our people
In addition, Siemens is investing in its people and is committed to lifelong learning, equity and well-being. In fiscal 2022, each Siemens employee completed around 21 digital learning hours on average, which is approximately 14 hours more than the 2020 baseline. As part of these efforts, Siemens invested €280 million in professional training and continuing education in fiscal 2022. Recognizing the great importance of continuing education and to support long-term employability, the company is raising its target for the use of annual digital learning offerings to 25 digital learning hours by the end of fiscal 2025.
Sustainability-related business as the biggest lever for decarbonization and climate protection
Siemens has a major impact in the area of environmental protection and decarbonization through the application of its technologies and products at customers, who represent the backbone of the economy in industry, infrastructure, transportation and healthcare.
In fiscal 2022, Siemens again leveraged its innovative technology portfolio to help its customers and partners worldwide and in numerous key industries to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. As a result, the products and solutions Siemens sold to customers in fiscal 2022 will, over the course of their lifetime, avoid around 150 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions. This is an amount 13 times higher than the around 12 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions generated during the manufacturing process – from raw materials extraction to the factory gate (Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 upstream). For the calculation of the customer emissions avoided by all products and solutions sold in a fiscal year over their entire use phase, Siemens is implementing an updated methodology, which is based on the GHG Protocol Reporting Standard for downstream Scope 3 emissions. Calculated in terms of this methodology, Siemens accelerated the CO2 reduction at its customers to 150 million tons from 138 million tons using the comparable methodology for fiscal 2021.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.
In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €72.0 billion and net income of €4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company had around 311,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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