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Sustainability

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

Bosch plant in Immenstadt, Germany

By acting in an economically, environmentally, and socially responsible manner, we want to improve people’s quality of life and safeguard the livelihoods of present and future generations.

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. The spotlights magazine presents selected topics of the reporting year.

Cover of the Bosch sustainability report 2020 factbook

factbook

Sustainability report 2020

Cover of the Bosch sustainability report 2020 spotlights

spotlights

Magazine of the sustainability report 2020

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 with its more than 400 locations worldwide has been climate neutral (scopes 1 and 2).

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”.

Bosch has set itself clear sustainability targets with its “New Dimensions — Sustainability 2025” target vision. The vision describes six fundamental dimensions. Derived from the megatrends affecting our company and the findings of our materiality analysis, the dimensions set the stage for our activities in the years ahead.

Responsibility Bosch in Renningen

Responsibility

As a global company, Bosch is aware of its responsibilities. This applies to our own processes as well as to our cooperation with suppliers and our effect on the society at large.

Bosch Signet carbon neutrality from 2020.

Environment

Bosch has set ambitious goals in environmental protection. We have been working to reduce our ecological footprint for many years. Our special focus lies on climate action, circular economy and the diligent use of water.

Sustainable products

Sustainable products

Our products and services are designed to spark enthusiasm, improve quality of life, and help conserve natural resources. We want to deliver top quality and reliability. In short: we want to create technology that is “Invented for life.”

The picture shows two men and one woman standing in a half circle and talking with each other.

Associates

Our unique company culture, in which every person is valued, connects all associates. We create an environment that enables all associates to contribute to the long-term success of the company, to realize their full potential, and to feel comfortable at Bosch.

Explore our stories about sustainability

Any questions about sustainability?

Annette Wagner
Head of Sustainability and Ideas Lab

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