Siemens Gamesa created in 2019 the Social Commitment department to strengthen the support to the communities where it operates.
Social Commitment has defined a long-term strategy towards the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to meet the 2030 Agenda.
We focus on combating poverty (SDG1), protecting the environment (SDG13, SDG14 and SDG15) and promoting technological education (SDG4), relying as much as possible on the company's volunteers.
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (officialy known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by: ending poverty, hitting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.
Eradicating poverty is not an act of charity, it's an act of justice and the key to unlocking enormous human potential. Still, nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty, and lack of food and clean water is killing thousands every single day of the year. Together, we can feed the hungry, wipe out disease and give our communities a chance to prosper and live a productive and better life.
Climate change is already having a profound and alarming impact worldwide. Global temperatures continued to increase in 2016, setting a new record of about 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period. The extent of global sea ice fell to 4.14 million square kilometres in 2016, the second lowest on record. Atmospheric CO2 levels reached 400 parts per million. Drought conditions predominated across much of the globe, influenced by the El Niño phenomenon. In addition to rising sea levels and global temperatures, extreme weather events are becoming more common and natural habitats such as coral reefs are declining.
Investing in education always pays off. Addressing the technological transformation of economies while ensuring an energy transition to a low-carbon generation model will require all available talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). But interest for those disciplines is fading among students. That´s why Siemens Gamesa's Social Commitment division has a long-term strategy aligned with Quality Education (SDG4) focused on STEM. If communities where we work don’t have access to quality education they won’t thrive, and neither will Siemens Gamesa.
Impact Projects Initiative
SGRE Impact is a company-wide initiative to bring positive change to the communities in which Siemens Gamesa operates while heightening the engagement of employees.
Every year employees can propose a community engagement project related to our Social Commitment strategy. The projects are evaluated by a jury who chooses the final projects.
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Committed to a sustainable world
Our mission is to actively reduce poverty in our communities, fight climate change and push technological education to the future needs
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In line with our core value: creating a better and sustainable world for generations to come, the Corporate Volunteering Program looks to create beneficial impact within the communities where we operate and the environment. In addition, this program brings the employees the opportunity to participate in the different activities learning about sustainability and promoting pride of belonging, engagement and motivation.
More than 3,000 employees have volunteered to help manage the different volunteering events locally and motivate others to join the initiatives.
Through the achievement of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, we also meet the concerns of employees to engage with communities through volunteer activities.