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Diversity is our advantage

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bosch

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We appreciate and make use of a diversity of mindsets, experiences, perspectives and life plans, thereby ensuring our long-term business success.

“Bosch, invented for Life” refers to not just one, but a whole diversity of solutions.

Why Bosch stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Our understanding

Diversity is an integral part of our corporate strategy and is anchored as one of our values in the “We are Bosch” mission statement. For us, diversity is reflected in the uniqueness of our associates, their personalities, experiences and perspectives. By including everyone and ensuring equal opportunities we unleash our full potential.

We are convinced that our great cultural diversity strengthens us. As a global player, people from more than 150 different nations work at Bosch. Intercultural competencies are therefore in demand every day. That is why we strengthen international collaboration and make use of our cultural diversity in an inclusive environment.

Selected highlights and activities:

  • Associate Networks afric@bosch, For Bosch abroad, TürkishForum Bosch, chinese@bosch, Hispanics@Bosch, Asians@Bosch, AfricanAncestry@Bosch
  • At “World Roulette”, interested associates get to know each other around the world to expand their international networks and broaden their horizons.
  • More than 2,200 expats per year
  • Diverse seminars around internationality, global cooperation and culture

Competence has nothing to do with age. What counts for us is the combination out of experiences and fresh, innovative ideas. We ensure a working atmosphere, in which up to five generations can collaborate effectively. With our concepts for lifelong learning, health care management and systematic know-how and experience exchange, we create the base for a successful cooperation across all generations.

Selected highlights and activities:

  • Associate Network Generations@Bosch
  • Lifestage-oriented professional development
  • Exchange across generations and cooperation with the Generationtandem
  • Bosch Management Support with worldwide established senior experts
  • Reverse Mentoring

Excellence requires balance. We foster a working culture, in which our associates can authentically bring in their strengths. That‘s why we offer flexible and mobile working models, in order to find individual solutions for professional development, life stages and private goals as well as to ensure a better compatibility of work and private life.

Selected Highlights & Activities:

  • Diverse flexible and mobile working models: job sharing, part-time work, home office, sabbatical, remote working …
  • Associate network family@Bosch

Many studies show: Mixed teams at all levels of the company develop better products and services. At Bosch, everyone has the same opportunities regardless of gender — and that applies to leadership roles, too.

Selected highlights and activities:

  • Equal Pay
  • Mentoring programs und seminar series like the „Business Women‘s Program“ for women in specialist, project and leading functions
  • Associate Networks women@bosch, the female engineer's network heratec and forum „women in technology”

LGBTIQ = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexual, Queer

For Bosch counts the appreciation of all associates — regardless their sexual orientation or gender identity. We connect associates and foster the exchange between people with different sexual identities and orientations and their mutual understandings. Everyone should bring themselves in authentically at Bosch.

Selected highlights and activities:

  • Associate network b:proud, including an ally initiative
  • Promotion and sponsoring of the initiative PrOut@Work

We foster our innovation by focusing on the individual competences of our associates, not their limitations. That‘s why we create a working culture, which considers and appreciates the special needs and competences of every single associate. Everyone is part of the diversity and brings in their special competences and strengths.

Selected highlights and activities:

  • Representatives for people with disabilities at locations
  • Cooperation with workshops for people with disabilities
  • Associate network BeAdapt@Bosch

During my journey at Bosch I get to know so many unique people, who daily inspire me by their experiences, passion, way of working and lifestyles. The diversity of our employees is our advantage — for the business and for me personally.

Stefan Grosch, member of the Board of Management and Director of Industrial Relations

Respectful cooperation

Bosch fundamentally condemns discrimination and racism

At Bosch, we stand for respectful cooperation and we are setting clear signals against discrimination and racism. We have been dealing with the topic “unconscious bias” for years and thus we are promoting the reflective handling of prejudices and stereotypes. Workshops have been held around the world in which associates address the influence of unconscious bias on their actions.

Potential cases of discrimination are systematically pursued at Bosch. If associates feel discriminated against, they can turn to various contact persons. This includes managers, HR, and diversity coordinators. In Germany, for example, there is also the option of approaching the social counseling service or the workers council. In addition, possible misconduct, such as cases of discrimination, racism, or harassment, can be reported online in a secure and confidential way via the Bosch reporting system. You can use the postbox in the online reporting tool to chat anonymously with the Compliance Department.

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Diversity at Bosch

Diversity is our advantage: Memet Getim, Norma Torres Suarez, Jean Amedee Boni

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Our colleagues talk about the advantages of working cross-functional, in interdisciplinary Teams, across different hierarchical levels and how the diversity of the associates at Bosch contribute to the corporate success.


  1. Max-Spohr-Preis 2020
  2. Big Impact Initiative-Award
  3. World Universum 2019
  4. Winner DPP Leadership

Partnerships and external networks

Together with our external partnerships and networks we shape diversity.

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