Siemens Stiftung strives to inform the public about its structure and commitment as well as the source of its funding and the use of its funds in a simple, transparent and concise manner. Beyond accountability, we view transparency as a key instrument for increasing the effectiveness of our work. Also in cooperation with international and local partners, we place particular emphasis on integrity and transparency in action.

Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft

Since transparency is essential to our work, we joined the “Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft” (Transparent Civil Society Initiative) effective September 30, 2010. With this step, we aim to do our part in establishing the broadest possible consensus for action within civil society to agree on the key parameters for effective transparency.

Website Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft

The self-regulation developed under the leadership of Transparency International in Germany requires that companies publish 10 precisely defined, relevant categories of information and make them easily accessible to the wider public.

Information about Siemens Stiftung (PDF | 50 KB)

Since transparency is essential to our work, we joined the “Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft” (Transparent Civil Society Initiative) effective September 30, 2010. With this step, we aim to do our part in establishing the broadest possible consensus for action within civil society to agree on the key parameters for effective transparency.

Website Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft

The self-regulation developed under the leadership of Transparency International in Germany requires that companies publish 10 precisely defined, relevant categories of information and make them easily accessible to the wider public.

Information about Siemens Stiftung (PDF | 50 KB)

Annual Report

Through the publication of the annual report with the financial information and audit by the supervisory authority, we report the use of our resources according to rules that apply to corporations of comparable size. We provide information about the various projects of the respective last financial year and the future goals and strategies.

Annual Report 2015

Through the publication of the annual report with the financial information and audit by the supervisory authority, we report the use of our resources according to rules that apply to corporations of comparable size. We provide information about the various projects of the respective last financial year and the future goals and strategies.

Annual Report 2015

Evaluation

With great openness, we report on our non-profit work, our intentions, and results with the highest degree of transparency. Wherever possible, we measure our contribution and disclose the effectiveness of our work along the value chain.

You can find concrete evaluations of each project on the respective project page.

Siemens Stiftung Projects

 

 

With great openness, we report on our non-profit work, our intentions, and results with the highest degree of transparency. Wherever possible, we measure our contribution and disclose the effectiveness of our work along the value chain.

You can find concrete evaluations of each project on the respective project page.

Siemens Stiftung Projects

 

 

Guiding Principles of Good Practice for Foundations

We adhere to the “Guiding Principles of Good Practice for Foundations”, published in 2006 by the General Assembly of the Association of German Foundations. These principles codify the responsible, transparent and effective conduct of all employees, boards and committees according to the foundation’s mission.

We adhere to the “Guiding Principles of Good Practice for Foundations”, published in 2006 by the General Assembly of the Association of German Foundations. These principles codify the responsible, transparent and effective conduct of all employees, boards and committees according to the foundation’s mission.

Climate protection

Siemens Stiftung is a climate-neutral organization and contributes to protecting the climate. All the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the foundation's activities at its Munich and Erlangen locations are documented in an annual carbon footprint report. Emissions totaling 511.5 tons of CO2 equivalent were produced in the period under review from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013.

We will identify various measures in the current fiscal year to reduce our carbon footprint. To take quick action in this regard, we are compensating for the CO2 emissions we produce by means of a climate protection project in Kenya which has been awarded Gold Standard certification.

To the project

Siemens Stiftung is a climate-neutral organization and contributes to protecting the climate. All the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the foundation's activities at its Munich and Erlangen locations are documented in an annual carbon footprint report. Emissions totaling 511.5 tons of CO2 equivalent were produced in the period under review from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013.

We will identify various measures in the current fiscal year to reduce our carbon footprint. To take quick action in this regard, we are compensating for the CO2 emissions we produce by means of a climate protection project in Kenya which has been awarded Gold Standard certification.

To the project