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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Sede) Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, edificio 222 48170 Zamudio, Vizcaya, Spain http://www.siemensgamesa.com
Contact Mr Nigel Davies +34 634 27 05 92
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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Sede)

Siemens Gamesa employees lead company's global response to Coronavirus

(PresseBox) ( Zamudio, Vizcaya, )

Initiatives include staff donation campaign to the International Federation of Red Cross, with total amount to be matched by the Company


Siemens Gamesa will lead initiative to acquire, source and distribute vital medical equipment to hospitals in locations affected by the crisis where it operates


The company’s SGRE impact social responsibility program will be refocused on projects to combat the consequences of coronavirus. Educational ‘STEM’ initiative also to be implemented




The impact of the crisis caused by the coronavirus has been felt across the world and is likely to continue for some time. In response, Siemens Gamesa has launched a social campaign to allow its teams to help in the global fightback against the pandemic

At the heart of the program will be an employee donation campaign to the ‘COVID 19 Emergency Appeal’ by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), which is leading a wide-ranging program to help combat the spread of coronavirus around the world. Siemens Gamesa will invite its employees to donate to the Appeal and has committed to matching staff donations.

In addition, Siemens Gamesa has pledged to fund the acquisition of €1 million worth of vital supplies to healthcare providers. This will include personal protection equipment such as masks and gloves that have been requested by several hospitals. These will be sourced using the company’s own procurement and distribution networks. The donations will be targeted to hospitals in communities in which the company operates and that have been particularly badly hit by the crisis. In the first instance these donations will principally made in Spain (Madrid and Bilbao), France (Le Havre), the UK (Hull) and the U.S. (Florida, Iowa and Kansas). A significant reserve will be retained for deployment in other countries as and when there is demand as the crisis continues.

Impact and educational focus

Given the likely lasting impact of the crisis, Siemens Gamesa will also refocus its existing corporate social responsibility plan, ‘SGRE impact’, to support Covid-19 recovery efforts. The Impact program allows the nominations of project from employees, who have now been invited to propose solidarity projects that fight the current crisis.

Finally, the company has also launched an educational program called ‘Teaching the Future’, whereby employees can record motivational videos on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, as well as digitalization or renewable energies. These videos aim to help students of all ages who are confined at home during the pandemic and give them a spark of motivation. The videos will be shared on the company’s website and social media networks.

“The coronavirus is both huge in its global reach but also very personal in its impact, touching us all. I am proud that our staff are taking the initiative to lead our global response to this crisis and pleased that we will be able to play a role in the communities in which we have close links. As a company we will play our part to help combat the crisis and put us back on the path to creating a sustainable future,” said CEO Markus Tacke.

 

 

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Sede)

Siemens Gamesa is a global leader in the wind power industry, with a strong presence in all facets of the business: offshore, onshore and services. The company's advanced digital capabilities enable it to offer one of the broadest product portfolios in the sector as well as industry-leading service solutions, helping to make clean energy more affordable and reliable. With more than 100 GW installed worldwide, Siemens Gamesa manufactures, installs and maintains wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. The company's orders backlog stands at €28 billion. The company is headquartered in Spain and listed on the Spanish stock exchange (trading on the Ibex-35 index).

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