Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a business, we at Siemens Healthineers understand our responsibility to society. We have a sincere drive to help where we can and achieve maximum impact. From charity partnerships to enhancing education, we have plenty going on throughout the year to engage in the communities that surround us.

Charity Partners

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and Cure Leukaemia selected by Siemens Healthineers as Charities of Choice

The Corporate Social Responsibility initiative at Siemens Healthineers encourages employees across Great Britain to vote for our charities of choice. 

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the leading UK lung cancer charity dedicated to helping everyone affected by the disease.

Since 1990, when the charity was set up by Professor Ray Donnelly, they have funded millions of pounds of essential lung cancer research, looking for ways to detect the disease as early as possible and save lives.

The charity supports everyone affected by lung cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment, living with the disease and end of life care. They raise awareness, prevent future generations from getting it and challenge the misconceptions of lung cancer. They do all this so those diagnosed can live well with lung cancer for as long as possible.

“We are excited to work in collaboration with Siemens Healthineers and look forward to working on many exciting fundraising events, initiatives and awareness campaigns. This will enable us to continue supporting individuals and their families living with lung cancer requiring our Nurse care helpline. Together we can - and will - save lives."

Claire Kelly, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Cure Leukaemia

Every 14 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer. Founded in 2003, Cure Leukaemia funds the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network across the UK. Celebrating its 20th birthday in 2023, the number of centres that Cure Leukaemia funds from Glasgow to Southampton has expanded from 12 to 15. The network funds specialist research nurses who facilitate pioneering clinical trials to provide potentially life-saving treatments to people who have exhausted traditional medical routes and subsequently, the trials develop new treatment combinations that affect how blood cancer is treated for the better across the globe.

Cure Leukaemia is the exclusive UK charity partner of the Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift and facilitate two cycling challenges using these events as inspiration, The Tour 21 and The Route where amateur cyclists ride the routes a week/day ahead of the professional riders/teams. In addition, Cure Leukaemia facilitate further cycling events with The Tour of the TAP and London 2 Paris along with a running Tour of the TAP variation and mixed and women’s only football events held at England football’s training base, St. George’s Park in the Copa del Cure Leukaemia tournaments which forms part of the larger, FINISH IT! campaign that aims to fund a new trials network focused on paediatric leukaemia treatment.

“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Siemens Healthineers and I am delighted to see how this relationship has developed in recent years with the Siemens Healthineers team engaging with the charity in many ways including our annual London 2 Paris cycle, with shirt and start/finish line sponsorship and a team of 17 riders, plus our 'Your 14' campaign and hearing from our Patron, Geoff Thomas MBE at the head office. The team at Siemens Healthineers are making a fantastic contribution to support the TAP network.”

James McLaughlin, Cure Leukaemia Chief Executive 

Enhancing Education

Next Big Thing - CSR

Inspiring the next generation of healthcare entrepreneurs.

We are proud to partner with The Smallpeice Trust to strengthen opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to celebrate their enthusiasm for STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  
As part of the programme, Year 9 students designed and showcased wearable healthcare devices with mentorship from Siemens Healthineers colleagues. They also had the opportunity to tour the Siemens Healthineers Magnet Technology factory in Oxford where various STEM related activities took place throughout the day.  

We make science, technology, engineering and maths come to life in the classroom. Here you will find curriculum lesson plans, interactive resources, insights into STEM careers and information about challenges and events. 

Supporting the Community

London 2 Paris charity bike ride

London to Paris: Setting off from Woolwich in London, the team cycled 500km over 4 days.

Over recent months our colleagues at Siemens Healthineers took part in numerous fundraising activities. Take a look through the photos for a glimpse of what we got up to!

Promoting Better Health

Children differ fundamentally from other patient groups in terms of their emotional and cognitive needs. To offer children the best possible treatment, Siemens Healthineers and its partners have developed a holistic approach that will enable a smooth performance of imaging examinations (MRI, fluoroscopy and CT) on children. Child-friendly preparation and supporting materials are designed to help reduce the perceived stress level of medical staff, children, and parents, to enable a smooth examination process for all involved. 

MR scan experience app

One in seven people has cancelled a hospital MRI scan appointment because they were scared to go, according to research. This app for adults and children helps to ease fears following referral for an MRI scan.

Experience a 360° virtual MRI scan (with realistic sounds); scan items; find out more about the steps from referral to results; and have all your questions answered about the technology and process. This app is a great way to help you find out in advance what it’s like to have an MRI scan. Turn on your sound; lie down and lean back; and move your tablet around to see what it’s really like to have an MRI scan.

Environmental Sustainability

In order to aid our company global goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2030, in Great Britain and Ireland we are actively working to reduce our emissions and carbon footprint:

  • Our HQ has an integrated building management system which regulates heating, venting, and lighting and minimises energy consumption. 100% Building renewable energy.
  • Reduction of mileage to customer site with the utilisation of equipment remote diagnostics and improvement of engineer allocation and routing via satellite tracking.
  • Launch of vehicle electrification programme in 2019.
  • Provision of specialist training to explain the correct equipment settings to maximise efficiency and performance of our products.
  • Delivering education and training remotely, when appropriate.
  • Facilitation of hybrid ways of working, enabling our staff to work from home.
  • Investment in technology so that all our staff use low power computers and monitors.

Waste reduction measures

Most product packaging materials in shipments are returned to our factory in Germany for reuse or for recycling.

Packaging used to deliver spare parts is generally used to ship back the removed used spare parts back to Siemens Healthineers.

Sustainable product design

PREP (Product Related Environmental Protection), serves as our strategy for Eco-Design and covers products and packaging to identify improvements.

End of life product

We refurbish systems and reuse components and replacement parts whenever possible through our Refurbished Systems business.

Within our office environments

We segregate waste into the various waste streams to recycle wherever possible, and we ensure that no waste at our HQ goes to landfill.

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