Siemens

InfluenceMap Score
C+
Performance Band
75%
Organisation Score
58%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Industrials
Head​quarters:
Munich, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies:
Siemens Healthineers, Mendix, Mentor Graphics, Dresser-Rand
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

This company profile includes evidence of lobbying by Siemens AG, and evidence of lobbying by Siemens Energy AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA prior to September 2020. Siemens Energy AG was listed on the stock exchange in September 2020, following its spin-off from Siemens AG. As part of this spin-off, Siemens Energy AG also acquired a controlling stake in Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA. Evidence of lobbying by Siemens Energy AG and Siemens Gamesa from September 2020 onwards can be found in our Siemens Energy AG company profile here.

Climate Lobbying Overview: Siemens appears to have mostly positive engagement on climate change policy in Germany, Europe, and the US. The company has actively lobbied for greater ambition on EU policies across numerous policy areas including supporting higher GHG emission, energy efficiency, and renewable energy targets. However, the company appears to have become less active on climate policy since the spin-off of Siemens Energy and Siemens Gamesa in September 2020. Nevertheless, Siemens retains extensive links to industry associations engaging on climate policy, including those with negative positions such as the US Chamber of Commerce, BusinessEurope and Federation of German Industries (BDI).

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Siemens appears to have positive top-line messaging on climate policy. In its 2022 Sustainability Report, published in December 2022, the company supported GHG emissions reductions in line with the 1.5°C target globally, and the EU's Green Deal and 2050 targets specifically. In the same document, Siemens expressed general support for carbon pricing. In its 2021 CDP Climate Change Disclosure, Siemens supported efforts by the European Commission to make green public procurement criteria mandatory, as well as supporting the UN Paris Agreement and setting ambitious NDCs. Additionally, in a February 2022 Ceres press release, Siemens USA stated that it supports “bold federal action on climate” and called on Congress and the Biden administration for the swift passage of ambitious federal climate policy in the Build Back Better Act.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Siemens appears to have had broadly positive engagement with climate-related policy with a few exceptions. In a May 2022 joint letter, Siemens strongly supported a more ambitious reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). However, in its 2021 Climate Change Information Request, the company seemed to not support an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), emphasizing its potential negative effect on the industry.

Siemens expressed its support for an energy efficiency target for buildings on multiple occasions, for example, in September 2022 the company signed a joint letter advocating for a package of support to increase the energy efficiency of homes in the UK and in feedback to the EU Commission in March 2022, the company strongly supported the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) review. In addition, Siemens signed a number of open letters supporting renewable energy legislation, for example, it signed a May 2022 letter, supporting a more ambitious EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) review. In the US, Siemens directly advocated to policymakers to pass the clean energy tax package as initially proposed in the federal reconciliation bill in May 2022.

Siemens supported a 55% GHG emissions reductions target by 2030 in the EU in its 2022 Sustainability Report. Additionally, the company signed a joint letter in December 2022, supporting ambitious GHG emission targets for Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDVs) in the EU and a May 2022 letter advocating for ambitious heavy-duty truck GHG emissions standards in the US.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Siemens has mainly positive engagement on policies relating to the energy transition, particularly focussing on the decarbonization of the transport sector. The company seemed to broadly support expanding the role of green hydrogen to decarbonize the economy on its website, accessed in January 2023. In several open letters signed by the company, it advocated for measures to decarbonize the transport sector, such as a Zero Emissions Vehicle Mandate in the US in May 2022 as well as supporting the phase out of ICE-powered vehicles in leading markets globally in November 2021. In a press release from the same month, Siemens was supportive of the passage of the US Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, referencing decarbonization measures including electric vehicle infrastructure and decarbonizing buildings and airports. In the EU, Siemens supported the revision of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) in its 2021 CDP Climate Change Disclosure. In addition, the company signed an open letter in May 2022 advocating for a more ambitious Energy Taxation Directive reform and RePowerEU legislation.

Industry Association Governance: Siemens publicly disclosed information on its memberships to industry associations,without providing further details on the company’s role within each association or its influence over their climate positions. Siemens has not published a review of its alignment with its industry associations. Siemens retains memberships to a number of industry associations which have lobbied negatively on climate policy in the US and Europe, including the US Chamber of Commerce, BusinessEurope and Federation of German Industries (BDI), in which Siemens’ CEO Roland Busch holds a board position.

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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.