Sustainability starts inside:Passenger transport is predicted to increase threefold between 2015 and 2050. *
Across North America, transportation continues to be one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gasses. At Siemens Mobility, we know it’s not enough to just make sustainable public transportation options for people. We need to go further, by looking at the way we’re manufacturing, and how we continue to develop our products and technology. We have a good head start: our Sacramento rail manufacturing facility is more than 80% solar-powered and is building vehicles that continue to meet the highest environmental standards for the industry.
At the same time, climate change has stressed the need for far more sustainable mobility.
At Siemens Mobility, we define sustainable development as the means to achieve profitable and long-term growth while internally balancing profit, people and planet. Therefore, we are contributing to the 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development adopted by the UN member states which came into effect in January 2016.
The SDGs and their related targets address the most important economic, social, environmental and governance-related challenges of our times and have been created to stimulate transformational change. As many of our main customers are public and state-owned companies operating within the transportation and logistics sectors, they are guided by their national sustainable development agendas and relate directly to the SDGs. For these customers and all our stakeholders, we contribute to the goals of the SDGs in four important ways:
- through our products and solutions,
- through the responsible management of our own operations,
- through our expertise and thought leadership, and
- through our Corporate Citizenship activities and community engagement
While all 17 SDGs are equally important for the global sustainable development of society, we have classified the SDGs according to high, medium and low impact of Siemens Mobility business activities.
Substantial direct impact during use phase of SMO products systems & solutions
Moderate direct or indirect impact of our portfolio, our own operations and responsible business practices
Indirect or induced impact through thought leadership activities, partnerships and Community Engagement
We are supporting our customers in generalizing carbon-neutral public transport, from door to door, in cities and in-between. From energy-sober rolling stock driven by renewable sources of energy, to cloud-based signaling increasing significantly the capacity of existing infrastructure over demand-responsive public transport solutions for the very first mile.
In addition, our traffic management systems and intermodal solutions will enable cities to manage mobility comprehensively and to mandate day by day the most environment-friendly transportation modes.
Beyond that we will support our customers not only in increasing value over the lifecycle, but in extending the lifecycle of their assets, thus reducing the ecological footprint of their operations.
And, of course, we will walk the talk, becoming carbon-neutral well ahead of 2030 and becoming our industry’s benchmark in environmental, social, and corporate governance.
Examples on how we contribute to the SDGs
If we are to create a sustainable society, we must take decisive action to instigate change. New business opportunities linked to climate change such as digitalization or urbanization will be pursued and new products, solutions and services will be developed to enhance resilience of transportation.