Siemens

InfluenceMap Score
C+
Performance Band
83%
Organisation Score
52%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Industrials
Head​quarters:
Berlin, Germany
Brands and Associated Companies
Nokia Siemens Networks
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. Siemens has actively lobbied for greater ambition on EU policies across numerous policy areas including supporting higher GHG, 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 AG and Siemens Gamesa in September 2020. Siemens AG 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 2020, Siemens supported a 2050 climate neutrality target in both the UK and the EU. In June 2020, Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser signed an open letter to the European Commission supporting the alignment of EU policies with the European Green Deal. Siemens has also stated support for the Paris Agreement in 2020, and supported the US re-joining the agreement in 2021.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Siemens appears to have had broadly positive engagement with climate-related policy, albeit with limited direct engagement in recent years. On its corporate website in 2021, Siemens appeared to support a 550g GHG standard for the EU capacity mechanism market. In December 2020, Siemens signed a joint letter urging California to support ambitious energy efficiency standards to decarbonize buildings. In 2018, Siemens signed a joint letter to the EU Member States advocating for a higher 40% EU energy efficiency target for 2030.

The majority of active engagement with climate policy came from Siemens Energy and Siemens Gamesa prior to the spin-off in September 2020. In a series of consultation responses in June 2020, Siemens Gamesa called for higher levels of ambition in the EU’s 2030 GHG target, renewable energy target, and EU Emissions Trading System. In a June 2020 EU consultation response, Siemens Energy, advocated for carbon leakage protection measures alongside a minimum price floor for the EU ETS.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Siemens has mixed engagement on policies relating to the energy transition. Siemens in 2020 appeared to support regulatory measures to electrify transportation and decarbonize buildings in the US. However, communications from Siemens in 2019-21 have also supported a significant role for natural gas in the energy mix.

Industry Association Governance: Siemens has publicly disclosed information on its memberships to industry associations on a dedicated webpage, 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, including the US Chamber of Commerce, BusinessEurope and Federation of German Industries (BDI).

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
2 2 NS NS NS NS NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
1 2 NA 2 2 2 NS
Supporting the Need for Regulations
1 2 NS NS NS 2 NS
Support of UN Climate Process
1 1 NA 1 2 1 NS
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA 2 NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
1 NS NS 1 2 NS NS
Emissions Trading
1 2 2 1 2 0 NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
2 2 2 NS 2 NS NS
Renewable Energy
1 2 1 2 2 NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 1 1 1 0 1 NS
GHG Emission Regulation
2 1 2 1 2 NS NS
Disclosure on Relationships
-1 NS 1 NA NA NA NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
44%
 
44%
 
61%
 
61%
 
73%
 
73%
 
81%
 
81%
 
57%
 
57%
 
23%
 
23%
 
56%
 
56%
 
87%
 
87%
 
26%
 
26%
 
42%
 
42%
 
12%
 
12%
 
49%
 
49%
 
49%
 
49%
 
43%
 
43%
 
22%
 
22%
 
76%
 
76%
 
44%
 
44%
 
40%
 
40%
 
35%
 
35%
 
45%
 
45%
 
39%
 
39%

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.