We’ve taken the steps to secure the materials needed
Rising costs, changing circumstances
Expanding renewable energy requires huge quantities of minerals and raw materials. Power generation units now need 50% more minerals than in 2010. The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have also pushed up the price of raw materials.
Making progress with our partners
During the energy crisis largely precipitated by the war in Ukraine, we were able to almost offset the rise in raw material prices in many areas. We will continue to work on reducing to a minimum the number of suppliers where there is a risk of disruption.
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Specific challenges and solutions
In an uncertain world, it is vital that we diversify our supply chains and reduce our dependency on any particular source of raw materials. Our strategy involves:
The regionalization and expansion of supply chains.
Securing availability and prices through long-term contracts.
Energy transition targets
Every supply chain has an objective. Our focus on the supply chain has two:
To make it more resilient by increasing levels of sustainability, transparency and accountability
Reduce dependencies by diversifying our supply chains. We at Siemens Energy pursues a strategy of regionalization and expansion of supply chains
Recognizing and rating the risks
The Siemens Energy sustainability risk analysis system continuously identifies potential risks in the supply chain, using information from internationally recognized organizations.