At the Social Commitment department, we will strengthen our support to the communities where Siemens Gamesa operates with a long-term strategy to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations to meet 2030 Agenda. We will focus on combating poverty, protecting the environment and promoting technological education, relying as much as possible on company's volunteers.
Friday, 30 April 2021
Our objectives are linked to 3 areas of action:
- Combat poverty: We need to be part of the communities where we are present helping their improvement
- Protect the environment: To reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate the climate change effects. Acting specially in the earth, oceans and seas
- Promote technological education: For a higher skilled workforce in the future.
Aligned with the UN SDGS set in the 2030 Agenda. With the focus on SDG1 No poverty, SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 13 Climate Action, SDG 14 Life Below Water, SDG 15 Life on land. Our action goes beyond the business
Social Commitment Policy establishes a long-term compromise to a conscious contribution to society.
4th SGRE Impact Project: 9 projects in 8 countries. A company-wide initiative that brings a positive change to the communities in which Siemens Gamesa operates while heightening the employee’s engagement. Every year, a SGRE employee can propose a community engagement project related to the SDG’s selected by the company.
The fight against climate change is in the business DNA, not only by the reduce of emissions with our turbines, but also through the environmental which contributes to the reduction of the CO2 footprint.
- We have created The Forests of Siemens Gamesa. We have planted 100.000 trees in 17 forests in 9 countries including the Amazon.
- Each mature tree sequesters an average of 22 kgs. of CO2 annually
- Coastal clean-up in different countries to fight against the human impact.
- River, beach, coastal pollution is a threat to biodiversity
- Over 3 billion people depend on the ocean for sustenance
- Digital Clean-up to decrease our digital footprint reducing 400 Tons of CO2
Siemens Gamesa as a technological leader, has the know-how to prepare coming generations in technology, engineering, digitalization and, renewable energy.
In line with our desire to meet society´s need for technological advancement, we want to motivate and expose students of all genders and backgrounds to the benefits of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
1) Minecraft Education: Teaching young students about the importance of sustainable energy through the famous Microsoft Game.
2) Robotics First Lego League: A hands-on program to give students a chance to learn while creating and coding.
3) #HackSTEM: Hackathon to create a platform for digital education in 5 countries.
4) Agreements with Universities: Aalborg University (Denmark) and 4GUNE in 4 Basque faculties, with a challenge on energy transition and circular economy.
5) Award Siemens Gamesa SDSN: International competition on sustainable solutions for energy transition with university students.
6) #TeachingFuture: Siemens Gamesa employees motivate students to start their STEM career.
7) #Teens4STEM: Offering the opportunity to young students to engage and collaborate on new projects selected by Siemens Gamesa.
8) Meakeathon: Entrepreneurship and innovation seminar.
In line with our core value: creating a better and sustainable world for generations to come, the Corporate Volunteering Program looks to create beneficial impact within the communities where we operate and the environment.
Volunteers as Stars. More than 80 employees who help organize locally different volunteering events and motivate others to join the initiative.
Our program is intended to be transversal as it involves a wide range of social activities promoted by the company with the common purpose of improving the quality of life and the sustainability of its communities.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, it affects a greater number of people in a greater number of countries, and even the normal functioning of our societies. In times such as these the contributions of the private sector and the solidarity of individuals is essential to help our sanitary systems and to vulnerable collectives.
Siemens Gamesa funded the acquisition medical supplies and food donations for coronavirus relief as well as psychological care. The donations were targeted at hospitals and communities where the company operates.