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Connected for more sustainability

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.

Goals that are changing the world

Bosch supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and helps to solve the challenges society faces.

Sustainability Report 2016

Sustainability Report 2016

Read here more about the progress Bosch made in 2016.

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Our strategy

For the Bosch Group, sustainability means securing the company’s long-term success while at the same time helping protect the environment for current and future generations. Against this backdrop, we consider addressing ecological issues an engine of innovation.

Stakeholders in dialogue

We have set the bar high to meet the requirements of our stakeholders.

Areas of activity

In its quest to strike a balance between economic, ecological, and social concerns, Bosch focuses on four sustainability-related areas of activity.


With annual targets and systematic environmental management, we are reducing our consumption of resources and producing less waste at our locations around the world. When it comes to audits and the “Bosch Code of Business Conduct,” we also involve our suppliers.

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Our target:


reduction of CO2 emissions (relative) by 2020 over 2007 levels


We continuously work on improving the material and energy efficiency of our products, and constantly invest in the research and development of sustainable products.

Did you know?


of group-wide research and development expenditure went toward sustainable products in 2016.

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Bosch's Renningen research campus: working environment for researchers

We promote a corporate culture based on respect for associates. It allows them to reach their full potential regardless of their background, age, or gender. Our diversity initiative is an important pillar of our human resources policy. We also place a great deal of importance on occupational safety and health protection.

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Our commitment to society is part of our sustainability strategy. Here, our activities focus mainly on education in regions close to our locations: from supporting up-and-coming scientists to the long-term support of educational projects in disadvantaged regions or neighborhoods.

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Any questions about sustainability?

Bernhard Schwager, head of Bosch sustainability office
Bernhard Schwager
Head of sustainability office