09/09/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/09/2021 01:03
Siemens China today officially launches its Zero-carbon Pioneer Initiative, reaffirming its commitment to a low-carbon future with a clear goal and action plan. Under the initiative, Siemens will co-create a green ecosystem with all partners in China with its digital innovations and cross-industry expertise, to help build end-to-end zero-carbon industrial chains, in support of China's '30·60 goal'. Siemens will continue to implement energy conservation measures in China and enhance lean and digital production to drive decarbonization. In addition, the company also aims to assist more than 500 key suppliers in China to accelerate their carbon reduction journey and help more than 10,000 customers in dozens of industries improve energy efficiency, so as to support green and low-carbon transformatio nof industries.
'China's '30·60 goal' will profoundly change the country's development trajectory in the next 40 years as it injects green impetus into the country's pursuit of high-quality development. For China, this is not a goal that can be achieved overnight. The modern industrial chains are highly integrated, so carbon neutrality can be truly achieved only when the industrial chains realize net zero emissions, and technology innovation holds the key to building an end-to-end zero-carbon industrial chain,' said Dr. Xiao Song, Global Executive Vice President Siemens, Chairman, President and CEO Siemens China. 'As a low-carbon pioneer, we are committed to supporting customers of different sizes and verticals to reap both environmental and economic benefits and contributing to China's high-quality and sustainable development.'
Before the Paris Agreement on climate change was signed, Siemens had announced its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 - the world's first major industrial enterprise to do so. From 2014 to 2020, Siemens China has made significant contribution to the 54% carbon footprint reduction of Siemens globally, and will continue to implement energy conservation measures in China and enhance lean and digital production to drive decarbonization. Siemens has completed efficiency retrofitting and maintenance projects including energy efficiency improvement of HVAC and lighting systems at 12 office compounds and manufacturing sites, and will continue to carry out such projects on a larger scale. In the meanwhile, Siemens has deployed rooftop distributed photovoltaic systems at 14 office compounds and manufacturing sites and will install such systems at more manufacturing sites. On top of these, Siemens has purchased certificates to use green electricity for its office compounds in Beijing and Shanghai and 31 operating companies and will continue with this practice in depth.
In supply chain management, Siemens keeps enhancing the sustainability evaluation of its suppliers and in fiscal 2022 will start to include low carbonization as a key measurement into the procurement decision-making process in China. The company has established a carbon emissions reduction information management system, covering nearly 9,000 suppliers in China, and supports key suppliers in accelerating their green transformation through seven levers: foster energy efficiency, generate electricity and heat, purchase green electricity, implement efficient processes, optimize logistics, reduce business travel, and use recycled materials. The company's goal is to achieve 20% emissions reduction by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050 in supply chain globally.
For customers, from assessment and planning to implementation and optimization, Siemens provides end-to-end solutions for companies of various sizes in different fields as they head toward carbon neutrality. To achieve carbon neutrality of the industrial chain in the future, accurate calculations of carbon footprints in industrial products are extremely important. Siemenshas started a reliable industrial product carbon footprint tracking program at its digital factory in Chengdu, adopting block chain and edge computing technologies to accurately track carbon footprint of controllers throughout the entire lifecycle and achieve carbon footprint transparency eventually. In July 2021, Siemens started a strategic partnership with Jomoo to help plan a roadmap for the customer to achieve carbon emissions peak by 2026 and carbon neutrality by 2036 and to set a benchmark for green development in the industry globally.
Besides, in such sectors as industry, infrastructure and mobility, from IE3 high-efficiency motors and the environment-friendly gas-insulated switchgear blue GIS, to digital twin, low-emission trains and the digital transport service platform Railigent® on Premise, as well as cutting-edge technologies including AI, edge computing, industrial 5G, block chain and data layer, Siemens Environmental Portfolio enables companies to speed up their operations and to improve their quality, efficiency and flexibility. By fiscal 2020 Siemens had helped its global customers reduce carbon emissions by about 150 million metric tons. In addition, Siemens provides financial support for customers and partners in industry, infrastructure, mobility, energy and other sectors, and gives priority to energy-conserving, emission-reducing and other sustainability projects.
Dr. Xiao added: 'Carbon neutrality lies in combining policy guidance, industrial interconnection, favorable market environments and technology enabling, as well as the daily actions of every one of us. Faced with the challenges of climate change, an increasingly pressing issue of our time, we need to create technology with purpose and work together with more partners in the ecosystem to shape a better future for the next generation.'
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020. For almost 150 years since its entering into China in 1872, Siemens has pioneered cooperation with the country with its solutions, technologies and products. In fiscal 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020), Siemens generated revenue of €7.3 billion in China, with over 30,000 employees. Siemens has become an integral part of the Chinese economy and society, and continues to partner with the country to address her pursuit of sustainable development. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.cn.
Siemens Ltd., China
Ms. Zhang Zheng