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Siemens Healthineers on track to reach sustainability goals for fiscal year 2025

Published on November 28, 2022
Sustainability: six core key performance indicators (KPIs)

In its second comprehensive sustainability report, Siemens Healthineers set out its achievements in fiscal year 2022 on the way to its targets for 2025. We want to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders, and the communities in which we live through breakthroughs for the wellbeing of patients, for everyone, everywhere. With this foundation, it is self-evident that we want to make a significant contribution to the efforts of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. By highlighting these six core key performance indicators (KPIs) along its focus areas, the company has defined clear and measurable targets for moving towards a more sustainable future. Here are our achievements along with specific examples:

Effective partnerships with e.g. UNICEF for a project in sub-Saharan Africa, the Stroke International Services (SIS) in Vietnam, non-profit organization “Xingu Mais Catu” in Brazil on bringing diagnostic services to Amazonia. 

The new-generation scanners MAGNETOM Free.Max and MAGNETOM Free.Star, with excellent image quality, can increase access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in developing countries and rural regions. They require less than one liter of liquid helium to maintain their cool temperature, have lower energy consumption and are cost-efficient.

Patient touchpoint

Through digitalization and AI, Siemens Healthineers improves quality of care for individuals and furthers efficiencies within the healthcare delivery system. The company focuses on three key technologies: digital twin, smart sensing technology and robotics. An concrete example is NAEOTOM Alpha2, the world’s first CT scanner equipped with a photon-counting sensor. Photon-counting CT has the potential to advance medical diagnostics toward precise, noninvasive diagnosis in cardiology, pulmonology, oncology, and emergency medicine.

Revenue from innovations innovations

Artificial intelligence (AI) based solutions generate valuable patient insights and allow for more targeted and personalized patient interventions. AI is an important tool for lowering cost of care through standardization and automation and is essential for enabling access to high-quality care in remote and underserved regions.

AI--supported supported products and products and solutionssolutions

Siemens Healthineers has defined CO2 reduction targets that are validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). For example, carbon-neutral operation has been introduced as a global standard for all new buildings. The three new sites in Forchheim (Germany), Bangaluru (India), and Oxford (UK) are part of this commitment already. Furthermore, over 5,000 ecoline devices from Siemens Healthineers that address circular economy are installed at customer sites around the globe.

decrease in emissions emissions

By providing working conditions that are compatible with different life models, we strengthen our talents within our company. Through awareness and empowerment, Siemens Healthineers improves gender equality by increasing the share of women in senior management positions. 

Siemens Healthineers is one of three major DAX companies that have a balanced ratio of men and women on the managing board.

women in senior management

The Healthineers Forum, a fortnightly employee survey for all, provides an anonymous, voluntary, and consistent way for employees of Siemens Healthineers to discuss what is on their minds and the challenges they face in their daily work. It creates space for employees to give feedback and engage in collaborative, confidential dialogue with their managers. The Employee Engagement Index based on that is calculated by an independent third-party provider. The index determines the employee engagement level or percentile rank within the healthcare sector4.

Employee engagement in healthcare industry benchmark

In our latest sustainability report, you will find detailed information and many concrete examples on the KPIs and also on our overall sustainability commitment. The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards Core Option. It also documents the progress on the implementation of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. Our commitment is reflected in the fact that achievement of these targets has been incorporated into the Managing Board’s compensation (as of FY 2020).

Please find the full report and further information here:


Siemens Healthineers 2023

Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) pioneers breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers and its regional companies are continuously developing their product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in-vivo diagnostics, and innovative cancer care. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality, efficient care. In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Healthineers, which has approximately 69,500 employees worldwide, generated revenue of around €21.7 billion and adjusted EBIT of almost €3.7 billion. Further information is available at