Our Values

Our values – responsible, excellent and innovative – have been the basis for Siemens’ success for over 165 years

  • Responsible: Committed to ethical and responsible actions

      At Siemens, we are determined to meet – and wherever possible, exceed – all legal and ethical requirements. Our responsibility is to conduct all business according to the highest professional and ethical standards and practices: there must be no tolerance for non-compliant behavior.

      The principles related to “Responsible” serve as the compass by which we navigate our way through our business decisions. We must also encourage business partners, suppliers and other stakeholders to adopt a similar standard of ethical behavior.

  • Excellent: Achieving high performance and excellent results

      We at Siemens set ourselves ambitious targets – derived from our vision and verified by benchmarks – and give our all to achieve them. We stand beside our customers in the search for perfect quality, coming up with solutions that exceed expectations.

      Excellence demands we define a path of continuous improvement, constantly challenging existing processes. It also requires us to embrace change so we are in the right place when new opportunities open up. Excellence also means attracting the best talent in the marketplace and giving them the skills and opportunities they need to become high-achievers. We are committed to living a high-performance culture.

  • Innovative: Being innovative to create sustainable value

      Innovation is a cornerstone of Siemens’ success. We closely align R&D activities with business strategy, hold key patents and have a strong position in both established and emerging technologies. Our goal is to be a trendsetter in all of our businesses. We unlock the energy and creativity of our employees, embracing the new and different. We are also ingenious and we embrace this quality in all its varied meanings – original, inventive and resourceful.

      We are entrepreneurs whose innovations are successful on a global scale. We measure the success of our innovations by our customer’s success. We constantly renew our portfolio to provide answers to societies’ most vital challenges, enabling us to create sustainable value.


How do we live our values based on our past?


In this film, Nathalie von Siemens, the great-great-granddaughter of company founder Werner von Siemens, takes the viewer on a trip to different places and eras in the history of the company. Describing in a very personal way what role the values Responsible, Excellent, and Innovative have always played in the company’s history, she also explains their relevance today and in the future.