Since Siemens first set foot in Africa over a century and a half ago, our relationship with South Africa has been characterised by growth. Nowhere is this more visible that in the opening of local offices and manufacturing facilities, in the number of people we employ, in the value of our company assets and in the substantial contribution we continue to make to the development of South Africa.
Meeting our social responsibilities is not viewed as a separate business activity but is totally integrated into our company’s sustainability strategy. Our more than 150 years of business activities in South Africa have been characterised by more than just the provision of infrastructure that has helped grow the economy; our conduct has always been characterised by responsible behaviour and a desire to contribute towards skills development and genuine social upliftment.
At Siemens, we believe that companies can only truly succeed if they help to fulfil the needs of the society they operate in.Learn more
The new secondary school will give young people the opportunity to improve the quality of life – not only for themselves, but for generations to come.Mandela School
We’ve made the three areas of sustainable development – environment, business and society – the cornerstone of all our activities.Sustainability at Siemens
Siemens has donated a trailer, fitted with state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment to the Netcare Foundation.Corporate Citizenship
Funding from Siemens has enabled the SAJ Artisan Training Institute to establish and equip a 600 square meter training workshop, which is used to train students in electrical,boilermaking and pipefitting.Supplier Development Programmes
Today, Siemens has a 30% BEE shareholding, with 15% being owned by Sekunjalo Investment Holdings and 15% owned by the Siemens Employee Share Ownership Trust.Black Economic Empowerment
In South Africa, with its unique challenges and circumstances brought about by the inequalities of the past, business is required to meet society’s responsibilities in terms of empowering people who have been previously disadvantaged. In letter as well as in spirit, Siemens has implemented changes in shareholding and employment equity that considerably pre-date legislation. It is this level of support that underpins our commitment to advancing transformation, which in turn will present all with renewed opportunities for growth through accelerated development in a just, fair and equitable society.