August 29, 2023
- Platinum certificate awarded with 81 of 100 points
- Rating for progress achieved in all strategic sustainability areas
- Siemens Mobility ranked in the top 1 percent of companies
Siemens Mobility received 81 of 100 points in the latest EcoVadis Sustainability Rating and was awarded the platinum certificate for sustainability. With this score, the company ranked in the top 1 percent of the assessed companies and was the leading company in the rail industry. Siemens Mobility achieved progress in all strategic sustainability categories evaluated by EcoVadis in environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable value chains.
“We are really proud of earning the highly coveted platinum designation in the EcoVadis Sustainability Rating 2023 and leading our industry,” said Michael Peter, the CEO of Siemens Mobility. “This honor recognizes our far-reaching commitment to sustainability. We not only supply our customers with leading and sustainable rail solutions, but have also dedicated ourselves to the goal of making our company carbon neutral by 2030.”Michael Peter, the CEO of Siemens Mobility
Andreas Mehlhorn, the Head of Sustainability at Siemens Mobility, added: “The honor from EcoVadis with the platinum medal serves as a real pat on the back for our holistic, business-centric sustainability management. By integrating solutions for our customers and implementing measures in our own company, we are creating added value related to decarbonization, resource efficiency and the societal use of railways. We are strengthening the competitiveness of our industry in the process.”Andreas Mehlhorn, Head of Sustainability at Siemens Mobility
With the help of innovative solutions provided by Siemens Mobility, the company’s customers are successfully carrying out the climate and mobility transition while continuing to generate growth. The company combines the real and digital world and offers highly efficient rail vehicles, digitalized rail infrastructure, intermodal and turnkey solutions and services related to them Siemens Mobility also employs state-of-the-art alternative drive systems equipped with battery and hydrogen technologies.
Siemens Mobility intends to be carbon neutral by 2030 and has already reduced its carbon emissions by more than 50% compared with 2014. Green power is used completely at almost all of the company’s locations. Siemens Mobility also applies eco design principles and efficiently uses materials and energy along its entire supply chain to conserve resources.
EcoVadis is a platform that enables companies to evaluate the environmental and social performances of their suppliers around the world. Companies are assessed and evaluated in four areas: the environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. The methods and criteria being applied reflect the requirements of international corporate social responsibility standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the U.N. Global Compact and ISO 26000.
Siemens Mobility, one of the Unites States’ largest passenger rolling stock manufacturer, will expand its manufacturing footprint by building a $220 million advanced manufacturing and rail services facility in Lexington, NC. The facility will create more than 500 new jobs and be one of the city’s largest employers. With the increased production capacity, Siemens Mobility will fulfil the growing demand for passenger rail in America by producing some of the most innovative and sustainable passenger trains in the North American market.