Siemens strongly opposes the war in Ukraine. We stand with the international community in calling for peace. We are very concerned for our colleagues and their loved ones in Ukraine and are doing all we can to help them and are humbled by their bravery. The safety and well-being of our employees is a priority for Siemens.
In early March, we have kick-started support for humanitarian aid: Through the Siemens Caring Hands organization, Siemens and Siemens Healthineers each donated €1 million to the Red Cross for immediate relief and, additionally, will match employee donations. Already, more than €10 million has been raised.
We were one of the first companies to put all new business in and international deliveries to Russia and Belarus on hold. The situation remains highly dynamic; we continue to evaluate the situation and our approach on a daily basis. We support the severe and broad sanctions applied by the western governments and are ensuring that we act in compliance with these. We comply with all applicable laws in our business activities in and with Russia and Belarus and with the applicable export control requirements and sanctions law.