Siemens AG and Siemens Healthineers have each provided EUR500,000 in immediate assistance to mitigate the suffering of earthquake and flood victims in Morrocco and Libya and to support rescue efforts.
In addition, both companies have called on the people they employ to make donations. Every euro contributed as part of this donation drive will be matched.
'Our thoughts are with the victims, with their families, with all those affected,' said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG. 'We want to help. And - together with Siemens Healthineers - we are making EUR1 million available as immediate assistance. Siemens Caring Hands, our charitable organization, will provide quick and unbureaucratic help.'
Through the non-profit organization Siemens Caring Hands e.V., donations are made available to selected relief organizations. These organizations then use the money to provide local aid measures in response to disasters. Measures range from tents, accommodations and technical support to food, drinking water and basic medical care.
The earthquake disaster neither injured people employed by Siemens and Siemens Healthineers nor damaged the companies' facilities. Siemens AG employs around 70 people in Morocco, Siemens Healthineers 110 people.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power.
In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, the Siemens Group generated revenue of EUR72.0 billion and net income of EUR4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company employed around 311,000 people worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
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