For us, sustainability means securing the company’s long-term success while at the same time protecting the natural resources on which present and future generations depend. Ecology is thus a driver of innovation. At the same time, we demonstrate a particularly high level of corporate social responsibility — both within the company and beyond.
Since 1964, Bosch’s majority shareholder has been Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The Stiftung carries on the charitable and social endeavors of the company’s founder in contemporary form. It sees itself as a foundation that pursues its objectives both with programmes and institutions of its own, and by supporting suitable projects and initiatives proposed by others for tackling the tasks faced by society.
Bosch’s strong engineering heritage is an important factor in explaining our success. Yet, more important is our ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world. In this new environment, it is crucial for everyone to play their part because greater diversity means greater long-term business success.