Siemens received the “Special Tribute Award 2018” at the 8th China Charity Festival held today. This has been the fourth consecutive year for Siemens to be awarded at the event. The award is a full recognition of Siemens’ long-term commitment to China’s sustainable development, persistent fulfillment of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and support for social charity undertakings in China.
“Companies are an integral part of and bear special responsibility for society. As a globally active company with innovative and investment capabilities, Siemens fulfills CSR and sees this as a mission to serve the society,” said Lothar Herrmann, CEO Siemens Greater China. “With the company strategy of Vision 2020+, Siemens will continue to contribute our leading products, technologies and solutions in electrification, automation and digitization to create values for our customers, employees and the society in China.”
The China Charity Festival is the first festival officially named “charity”. Jointly launched by mass media since 2011, the Festival aims to promote charity spirit, advocate charity activities and build a platform encouraging multi-party in-depth dialogue, communication and cooperation. The festival presented “China Charity Festival – Collective Award” to Siemens in 2015, and “Special Tribute Award” in 2016-2018.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Siemens is committed to supporting sustainable social development as well as science and technology education through its own technological advantages in China. Siemens I-Green Education Program has been rolled out in 11 migrant children’s schools in 10 cities since its launch in 2009. More than 2,750 Siemens volunteers contributed to the program that has benefited over 23,500 students. Also, Siemens employees have actively participated in various charity activities and promoted the positive charity spirit. Since the establishment of the Siemens Employee Volunteer Association (SEVA) in 2012, the company has had a total of 4,905 volunteering person-times, contributing 26,607 hours of charity services.
For its sustainable and innovative CSR activities, Siemens has been widely recognized. In September 2018, Siemens received the “Best Sustainability Award” and the “Best CSR Brand” at the CSR China Education Award ceremony. Also, Siemens was honored the “Sustainability and Environment Protection” award by European Union Chamber of Commerce in China for the fourth time.