wobbles A job in Australia. CEO Kaeser offers the Fridays spokeswoman a seat on the Supervisory Board.
BERLIN taz | It is a frustrating news for the climate movement. After a Meeting between the Fridays-for-Future-spokeswoman Luisa Neubauer and Siemens-Chef Joe Kaeser, the group boss resigned on Friday afternoon alone, in front of the press. He had known only that he was going to examine the controversial Deal with the major Indian investor Adani till the next Monday again.
The announced Kaeser already in December, after Siemens’ involvement in the environment had become known harmful coal mine project in Carmichael in Australia. The Meeting with Neubauer had awakened in many the expectation, Siemens will make the Deal public, in an effective burst. "We are going to examine how we deal with the disputed interests between stakeholders, and the responsibility for sustainability," said Kaeser instead.
It was not an easy decision for Siemens, because it is a matter of the reliability of the group. The Meeting with Neubauer and Fridays spokesman Nick this year in the Siemens factory in Berlin, he described as a "good conversation about topics that the youth move."
Kaeser regretted that Neubauer was not entered with him in front of the press. He had offered the Fridays spokeswoman a Post on the Supervisory Board of the new Siemens Energy AG.
The Siemens outsourced energy technology group, to be launched in September, 2020 to the stock exchange. The division currently has 80,000 employees and an annual turnover of 27 billion euros. Beginning in 2020, to be clear, where in Germany the official headquarters of Siemens Energy. As a favorite of Munich and Berlin.
Kaeser said his proposal: He wants to "that the youth can actively participate". It is also to support Fridays for the Future. Neubauer responded "surprised" and time for reflection asked.
Neubauer, and this year occurred in the terminal alone in front of the press. "As long as Siemens does not make a clear decision, we do not want to occur together," said Neubauer. The conversation was a good step, but for now, Siemens is to act. "The fact that Siemens is considering, does not help the climate of the original at all," she said. The Job of the Supervisory Board of Siemens spin-off did not want to comment on Neubauer.
For the DAX group Siemens the contract to a relatively small Deal in the amount of almost 20 million euros. In December, the company had pledged to supply signalling technology for a part of the railway line, the coal from the Mine is to be transported the 200 kilometres away, port of export.
'd gotten off, Siemens would have meant trouble for Adani. Over 60 companies had distanced himself from the project. Also, in addition to Siemens, the market leader in signalling technology such as Alstom and Hitachi Rail had rejected the cooperation with Adani. Climate protection*interior warned for years before the project would increase the coal export of the country by 20 percent.
On Friday demonstrated in more than 30 cities Fridays-local groups in front of the Siemens works. Australian activists threaten to fly victims of the fires to the annual General meeting of Siemens in Munich. "Kaesers timidity is disappointing," said Regine Richter of Urgewald. The Mine in Australia would create 5 times as much CO2 as Germany. Kaeser could make Siemens "in the end, complicit in a project that threatens the future of humanity".Updated Date: 10 January 2020, 19:00