Pioneering CO2-Optimization: Siemens and BayWa Pilot Joint Green Initiative

With their joint pilot project, they want to advance CO2-optimized industrial production: Dr. Gunter Beitinger (center), SVP Manufacturing, Factory Digitalization and Sigreen at Siemens, along with Steffen Winkler (left), Business Unit Lead of IT Products and Services at BayWa AG and Strategic Head of BayWa Carbon Services, and Sven Quartier (right), Digital Service Consultant at BayWa.

(IN BRIEF) Siemens and BayWa AG have joined forces in a pilot project to advance CO2-optimized industrial production. The partnership combines Sigreen, Siemens’ emissions management software, with BayWa Carbon Connect, BayWa’s software for emissions offsetting. The collaboration aims to provide transparency on product-specific emissions across the supply chain and facilitate emissions offsetting. Siemens is offsetting carbon emissions from selected products at its Electronics Works Amberg during the project’s duration. The joint effort fosters uniform quality standards for emissions offsetting projects, contributing to credible emissions offsetting in the industry. The pilot project aligns with the Estainium Association’s vision of achieving net zero goals using digital technologies.

(PRESS RELEASE) NUREMBERG, 27-Jul-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens and BayWa AG have teamed up in a pilot project to enhance CO2-optimized industrial production. Combining Sigreen, Siemens’ emissions management software, with BayWa Carbon Connect, BayWa’s software for emissions offsetting, the collaboration aims to provide transparency on product-specific emissions across the supply chain and facilitate emissions offsetting.

The joint project focuses on identifying a product’s real carbon footprint and devising measures to avoid CO2 emissions. For unavoidable emissions, CO2 certificates are purchased from credible climate protection projects, specifically those that store CO2 through biomass or humus.

The integration of both software solutions will enable seamless information exchange on emissions offsetting projects throughout the supply chain, fostering uniform quality standards. This ensures manufacturers can determine whether their suppliers’ products have been offset and with which projects.

A specific use case at Siemens’ Electronics Works Amberg showcases the offsetting of carbon emissions generated by selected products from the Simatic S7-1500 controller family. The factory has set its sights on becoming CO2-neutral by 2026 and has already reduced its CO2 emissions by 49% from 2015 to 2022.

Sigreen enables customers to share product-specific emissions data across supply chains, quantifying the effectiveness of renewable energy use and resource-saving measures. BayWa Carbon Connect ensures comprehensive climate management with credible emissions offsetting, supported by digitalization.

During the pilot project, data interfaces were designed, and climate protection projects were carefully selected in collaboration with the Estainium Association, aligning with their vision of achieving net zero goals in the industrial sector using digital technologies.

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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 72,000 employees internationally.

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 €72.0 billion and net income of €4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company had around 311,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

Media contacts:

Laura Egger
Siemens AG
+49 152 58963051

Jil-Patricia Huber
Siemens AG
+49 1623474144

Antje Krieger
BayWa AG
+49 162 2094192

SOURCE: Siemens AG


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