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Circular economy for a sustainable product portfolio

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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.”

Invented for life

Bosch has a broad product portfolio that is arguably unique in terms of its variety. Our products ensure safe and sustainable mobility, are durable companions in the home, and control industrial plant and machinery efficiently and reliably. As varied as our products are in detail, they share a common ethos: “Invented for life.” We want our products to spark enthusiasm, improve quality of life, and help conserve natural resources.

To measure up to this standard again and again, we defined the principle of Design for Environment many years ago. The principle helps us ensure that our products are increasingly environmentally friendly and sustainable. In 2020, we took the next major step: we developed a circular economy strategy at Bosch that shifts the focus from the product to the materials used. In addition to ecological aspects, we also consider social criteria along the value chain. In this way, we want to contribute to sustainable development with our products.

Annette Wagner, head of Sustainability and Ideas Lab

Produce, use, throw away. That thinking has long gone unquestioned, but it has no future.

Annette Wagner, head of Sustainability and Ideas Lab

Circular economy — here and now

A variety of examples are already showing the potential inherent in the concept of a circular economy for a sustainable product portfolio.

Contributions to a sustainable development

Today, Bosch already generates around 40 percent of its sales revenue with products that contribute toward sustainable development. True to our “Invented for life” ethos, our products contribute toward achieving various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

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