Sustainability

Sustainability

We are passionate about seeing our planet thrive, and protecting the environment for future generations. We all have a part to play, so find out how we are playing our part below.

Key Facts and Figures

The year 2019 is the first in which Bosch is releasing two publications about sustainability-related activities. The comprehensive “factbook” introduces to facts and figures according to the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative. “spotlights” presents the highlights of the reporting year.

factbook - Bosch Sustainabilty Report 2018

factbook

Sustainability report 2018

spotlights - Bosch Sustainability Report 2018

spotlights

Sustainability report 2018

The new target vision

Bosch Sustainability Strategy

Bosch strongly believes that a social and ecological balance is needed to do business successfully in the long-term. For this reason, the company aims to secure its business success in a way that preserves resources for current and future generations.

With a new target vision, Bosch is now defining ambitious goals that it plans to achieve by 2025, and is focusing its activities even more on solving the challenges society faces.

In the future, Bosch will focus on the following six megatrends: climate, energy, water, urbanisation, globalisation, and health. Each key issue includes two central aspects and medium-term targets.

Carbon neutral by 2020

Bosch is committed to climate action and to achieving the Paris Agreement’s two-degree target. In 2020, we want to make emissions in our direct sphere of influence (scope 1 and 2) climate-neutral worldwide. By 2030, we then want to achieve a further improvement in terms of climate protection on the basis of the quality of the measures applied.

Sustainability Highlights from the UK

tap with water drop

One site saves 71 million litres of water

At the Thermotechnology location in Worcester, a new water-recycling system is helping ensure efficiency and resource conservation in manufacturing. Every year, the location needs around 110 million litres of water in research and development, in its long-term testing facilities, and in production. The new recycling system makes it possible to reuse cooling water from the production facilities. The system saves twelve metric tons of CO2 and around 71 million litres of water annually – which corresponds approximately to the water consumption of 650 households.

people in vegetable patch with wooden pallets

Worcester Bosch teams up with the Good Soil Trust

The Good Soil Trust aims to provide a safe, family environment for people who are struggling in life. Worcester Bosch now donate wooden pallets and crates to the Trust, that were used for shipping products to the factory. The wood is then repurposed for compost bins, raised vegetable beds, and even a boat building project!