< PrevNext > 26. Siemens Munich Share 2016 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $135 millionPrincipal Car Rental Suppliers: Hertz, EuropcarConsolidated U.S. TMC: BCD TravelGerman industrial manufacturing conglomerate Siemens increased air spending from the U.S. point of sale in its 2016 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2016, according to a BTN estimate. In September 2016, it rolled out a new global travel policy framework to all locations and required the development of country-specific policies that both fit the framework and included adjustments to fit local regulations. For example, the global policy framework eliminates pre-trip approval requirements. Local regulations in the U.S. have additionally allowed Siemens to eliminate expense receipt requirements for airfare, car rental, any charge under $25 and, if the corporate card is used, any item between $25 and $75. Receipt requirements will differ in other regions.The policy framework also encourages the concept of "best practice" booking, enabling travelers and managers to consider bookings based on specific travel patterns, preferred partners and the business purpose of the trip. A monthly scorecard in the U.S. shows how often an individual traveler or a business has deviated from best practice and reports that information up to senior executives. As part of its E2E Travel@Siemens technology platform, Siemens plans to standardize and integrate travel booking and expense reimbursement on the Concur platform in fiscal year 2018.Siemens reported that its fiscal year 2016 air and rail travel and rental car use generated 380,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, up from 378,000 in 2015. The company's fiscal year 2016 revenue increased 5.2 percent to €79.6 billion. On Sept. 30, 2016, Siemens had about 351,000 employees, up from 348,000 one year prior.