• Environmental protection and health & safety

    Siemens Real Estate

Siemens Real Estate (SRE) is in charge of Siemens’ landed property. SRE has been using EcoWebDesk software by EcoIntense for property-specific HSE management issues for well over one hundred sites in Germany since 2011. This has not only led to more transparency but has also saved a lot of time.

About Siemens Real Estate

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SRE manages Siemens’ portfolio and is in charge of procuring office space, industrial properties and special areas on a global level – whether through renting, buying or new construction. What’s more, SRE is also in charge of running the properties. This includes appointing the legally required officers for waste, water protection, emission control and hazardous goods.

Numerous legal obligations

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Like any other company, Siemens is obliged to comply with environmental laws and regulations and, if necessary, to appoint specialist officers. In Germany, these obligations are laid down in the closed substance cycle and waste management act, emission control act, water resources act, and the carriage of dangerous goods act. The specialist officers are appointed in written form. Their role is to monitor, advise and coordinate. Implementing an environmental management system in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard makes it substantially easier for the specialist officers to carry out their tasks efficiently.

Simple and safe usage

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SRE is using EcoWebDesk as Software as a Service (SaaS). This means that the software can be accessed regardless of location via an internet browser. In particular, this makes working across different sites substantially easier. Internal security checks confirmed in advance that the required data security could be guaranteed. Now, EcoWebDesk not only provides an overview during the day-to-day operations on where which officer is deployed, it also indicates the requirements at specific site units and shows where specialist officers must be appointed by law. What’s more: thanks to the integrated documented management system, the users always have access to the most up-to-date version of a document and can track any changes with a quick look into the data record history.

Achieve objectives faster with software

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EcoWebDesk informs third parties of essential actions in the company by email or sends reminders for upcoming deadlines and meetings upon request. This sophisticated rights concept integrates everyone according to their needs. This not only fosters communication within the company, it also shortens procedures by eliminating superfluous work steps. Management and department heads can see at a glance who is involved in which processes and which status certain actions have reached, for instance. This saves considerable amounts of time and makes processes much more transparent than they were before.

The basis for all HSE tasks

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SRE uses EcoWebDesk to visualize strategic processes concerning work safety and environmental protection and to realize scheduled programs and objectives by deriving appropriate actions. Recurring inspections, such as the inspection of fire extinguishers or site inspections with regard to environmental or water protection, including the testing of facilities and equipment, are recorded and controlled. Relevant environmental aspects, such as CO2 emissions, and general risks are assessed and evaluated. Risk assessments are also generated directly in the system. The software supports the regular internal audits and thus provides a solid and consistent basis for meeting and visually documenting the requirements of the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.

„EcoWebDesk: Less stress. More quality.“

Albrecht Bühl, Environmental Protection Manager, Siemens Real Estate

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