- 250,000 euros in immediate aid for first-aid organizations
- Unbureaucratic support planned for affected employees and locations
Siemens AG is making a short-term contribution to the fight against the flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate and affected regions outside of Germany, providing immediate aid of 250,000 euros to first responders such as the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief and the German Red Cross through Siemens Caring Hands e.V.
"This flood disaster shows that we can all become victims at any time," says Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG. "As part of our social responsibility, we would like to support the affected regions in the short term with an immediate package of 250,000 euros for initial relief measures. In this way, we want to send a signal of support to those affected and the highest appreciation to all helpers."
Siemens also plans to provide unbureaucratic support for affected employees and locations. This also applies to affected regions outside Germany. In addition to its responsibility for its own production sites and work locations, Siemens also assumes responsibility for society. Social commitment is part of Siemens AG’s self-image and, in addition to disaster relief, also includes support for research and technology, education and training, the environment, culture, sports and social issues, as well as the Siemens Foundations and the non-profit organization Siemens Caring Hands e.V.
"In addition to our company’s commitment, numerous colleagues around the world are committed to the common good in their regions,” says Judith Wiese, Member of the Managing Board, CHRO, CSO and Labor Director. “Siemens would therefore also like to thank its employees who volunteered their time through the volunteer fire department or the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief to participate in the measures to combat the flood disaster."
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Siemens Caring Hands e.V. is a charitable association that was founded at the initiative of Siemens AG in 2001. The association is especially active in providing support in major emergencies and pursues charitable and non-profit purposes. These include backing assistance for disaster victims, supporting fire protection, civil defense and disaster response services as well as promoting the development of public health systems. The charity was established because Siemens AG Management and employees wanted to provide direct, uncomplicated assistance to victims of the September 11 attacks. Siemens Caring Hands also provided assistance in response to the massive tsunami in Asia in 2004, the historic flood in Germany in 2013 and numerous other natural disasters.
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, 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.
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