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Sustainability means acting in an economically, ecologically and socially responsible manner

With technology “Invented for life” we are securing our company’s lasting success. At the same time, we are contributing to protecting the natural environment for current and future generations.

Bosch plant in Immenstadt, Germany

Facts and figures

Bosch releases 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.

Cover of the Bosch sustainability report 2019 factbook


Sustainability report 2019

Cover of the Bosch sustainability report 2019 spotlights


Magazine of the sustainability report 2019

Pioneering role in climate action

Bosch is becoming carbon neutral

Bosch plays a pioneering role in climate action — out of conviction and out of a sense of responsibility for society. Since 2020, the Bosch Group has been climate neutral. According to in-house calculations, none of the more than 400 locations worldwide leaves a CO₂ footprint any longer with its activities (scopes 1 and 2). An independent audit is currently being carried out.

In expanding our climate action further, we are also focussing on our indirect emissions — here again, we have an ambitious target. We have thus set ourselves climate action targets across the entire value chain — and have had these confirmed externally by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Carbon neutral since 2020

covering manufacturing, development, and administration

Our target vision

Graphic of the Bosch sustainability target vision: The six dimensions of the target vision are arranged in a hexagon. The climate dimension includes the topics "CO2 Scope 1 & 2" and "CO2 Scope 3". The energy dimension includes the topics of “energy efficiency” and “renewable energies”. The water dimension includes the topics “water scarcity” and “water quality”. The urbanization dimension includes the topics of “life cycle analyzes” and “resources and waste”. The globalization dimension includes the issues of “responsibility” and “supply chain”. The health dimension includes the topics of "occupational safety" and "substances of concern". In the middle of the hexagon it says “New Dimensions Sustainability 2025”.

In line with its longstanding commitment but with a greater focus on social challenges, Bosch has set itself clear sustainability targets. Our “New Dimensions — Sustainability 2025” target vision focuses on six megatrends. With respect to all these issues, we focus on those aspects where we can contribute the most in terms of protecting the environment and people.

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Any questions about sustainability?

Annette Wagner
Head of Sustainability and Ideas Lab