Green mobility – sustainability always on board
We take an integrated approach to rail-based mobility – from mass transit to regional to main-line services for people and goods. Reliability, safety, attractive offerings as well as efficiency for the operator and the environment are our top priorities.
The No. 1 challenge for our society is to ensure mobility. And in order to guarantee mobility in the future, we need networked transportation and information systems. Only when all means of transport are effectively coordinated and work together perfectly, will our present and future mobility needs be met. That’s why Siemens is creating integrated transport and logistics solutions with "Complete mobility" – for reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly passenger and freight traffic. Siemens has expertise in all related areas, from infrastructure equipment for rail and road solutions to railway vehicles as well as solution for airport logistics and postal automation.
Among the most important elements of "Complete mobility" are effective solutions for rail-based traffic – for cities and urban areas as well as for linking capitals and countries. Siemens operates on a global scale. With state-of-the-art engineering and production locations for rail vehicles, Siemens can build on a long tradition in rail transportation.
At Siemens we implement two forms of active environmental protection. First, we take our product responsibility seriously and ensure product-related environmental protection by setting high standards for the eco-friendly design of our products, systems and services. Second, we make sure that our production plants operate with maximum resource efficiency and minimum emissions. To fulfill this mission, we have systematic environment management processes in place.
The Siemens environmental mission statement
Protection of the environment and conservation of resources is a goal that we have integrated into our Business Conduct Guidelines. It forms the basis for the conduct of all Siemens employees. This approach is the foundation of our environmental mission statement, which describes our view of environmental protection and forms the basis of our commitment to act proactively. The first Siemens’ environmental mission statement was approved in October 1998. Today an EH&S statement dated October 2009 applies, which has been expanded by the aspects of health and safety.
Outstanding environmental activities
Siemens AG is listed in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) and ranks No. 1 in the "Diversified Industrials" sector. The DJSI is the foremost sustainability index; it comprises the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies listed in the Dow Jones Global Index.
"Sustainability has always been a fundamental aspect of our corporate policy, and it is an important element of Siemens’ corporate strategy today," comments Barbara Kux, member of the Siemens Managing Board responsible for Supply Chain Management and Chief Sustainability Officer. Besides the economic and social dimensions, Siemens focuses on the expansion of its environmental portfolio and on reducing the CO2 emissions of its products – a commitment that Siemens also requires of its suppliers.
As a leading provider of green infrastructure, Siemens is seen as a reliable and permanent partner throughout the world on the strength of its experience, technical expertise, and sound financial position. Today, Siemens generates about €19 billion – nearly a quarter of the company’s revenue – with products and solutions for climate protection. The company aims to increase this figure to €25 billion by 2011. In 2008, the company was able to prevent the emission of 148 million metric tons of CO2 at its customers’ locations with products and solutions from its environmental portfolio. This is equivalent to the annual total emissions of the megacities New York, London and Hong Kong. By 2011, the potential savings is expected to increase to 275 million tons.