Siemens increases revenue from environmental portfolio to ¤19 billion in fiscal 2008

Customers' carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 148 million tons

Munich, (PresseBox) - In fiscal 2008, Siemens generated revenue of just under ¤19 billion - around a quarter of the company's total revenue - with products and solutions from its environmental portfolio. This year the range of offerings has been expanded primarily with components for wind farms. In fiscal 2007, products and solutions from the environmental portfolio accounted for ¤17 billion euros. Siemens expects to increase revenue from its environmental portfolio to some ¤25 billion by 2011 and bring about a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. "We have the most comprehensive environmental portfolio worldwide. I am looking forward to intensifying the marketing of this area with the Siemens Sectors," said Barbara Kux, new Chief Sustainability Officer and member of the Siemens Managing Board.

Siemens initially consolidated its products and solutions for environmental and climate protection into its environmental portfolio for fiscal 2007 and had the independent auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers certify the portfolio and the methodology used in its calculation for fiscal 2007. In fiscal 2008, products and solutions from the company's portfolio reduced customers' CO2 emissions by another approximately 34 million tons. With the savings achieved by products and solutions installed in previous years, emissions were reduced by a total of roughly 148 million metric tons, the amount generated by per year by three megacities together - New York, London and Hong Kong. By the year 2011, these annual CO2 savings are projected to total approximately 275 million tons, an amount equal to the current emissions of six major cities - London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Rome.

Wind energy has been showing especially strong growth. In fiscal 2008 alone, the Energy Sector erected around 560 new wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,200 megawatts, increasing the installed fleet capacity by nearly 20 percent to 7,200 megawatts. The fleet currently saves around ten million tons of CO2 emissions a year. For example, the Lillgrund wind farm in the Oresund between Malmo and Copenhagen officially began operations in June this year. It is Sweden's biggest offshore wind farm. For the first time, Siemens Energy provided the wind turbines as well as the infrastructure for the power grid connections. The 48 wind turbines, each with 2.3 megawatt capacity, produce a total of 110 megawatts - enough electricity to provide for 60,000 households. An offshore substation bundles the generated electricity and feeds it into Sweden's power grid.

Environmental portfolio background:

Siemens' environmental portfolio embraces nearly all relevant areas involving the generation, transmission, distribution and use of energy - whether it be for buildings, lighting or in industry - as well as other environmental technologies. Nearly all Divisions in the three Sectors Industry, Energy and Healthcare contribute to the portfolio. The company's highly efficient gas turbines, energy-efficient lighting, retrofitting of older power plants, wind turbines and ecofriendly trains make the biggest contributions toward reducing CO2 emissions.

To qualify for inclusion in the environmental portfolio calculations, a product must reduce greenhouse gas emissions or, as an environmental technology, help combat water and air pollution. All Siemens products in the area of renewable energy meet this criterion. The CO2 abatement potential of other Siemens products is calculated on the basis of specific reference values. So, for example, the potential savings generated by today's most advanced and efficient gas turbine power plants are calculated by comparing emission volumes per generated kilowatt hour with the worldwide average of all power plants. Solutions for modernizing older power plants are also included in the environmental portfolio since increasing plant efficiency substantially reduces CO2 emissions at a relatively low cost. The energy savings achieved by optimizing electricity consumption in buildings are calculated on the basis of a before-and-after comparison.

Siemens' environmental portfolio is being continually developed and refined. The portfolio's revenue and CO2 savings for fiscal 2008 will be reviewed by the independent auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers. This review is based on the criteria defined in the greenhouse gas initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Resource Institute.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. The company has around 430,000 employees (in continuing operations) working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for individual requirements. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. In fiscal 2008, Siemens had revenue of ¤77.3 billion and income from continuing operations of ¤5.9 billion (IFRS). Further information is available on the Internet at:

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