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Design for Environment

With this initiative, Bosch is ensuring that its technologies are becoming increasingly eco-friendly throughout the product life cycle.

Design for Environment

Design for Environment

From energy-efficient refrigerators to fuel-efficient diesel engines: in recent years, Bosch products across categories have become increasingly eco-friendly. The “Design for Environment (DfE)” initiative has made a major contribution to this success story. Since it was launched in the year 2000, the company has made improving products as early as the development phase its priority. In so doing, it focuses on the four following criteria:

  • How can energy and resource efficiency be increased?
  • Can emission efficiency be increased?
  • Can material efficiency be increased?
  • Can the product be made easier to repair and maintain?

These criteria apply to the entire product life cycle, from manufacturing to use and disposal. Specially trained DfE coordinators support the individual divisions with regard to current requirements and questions related to eco-friendly product design.

Bosch began to enhance its definition of eco-friendly design in 2012. The company aims to make growth independent of resource use. Relative to its sales growth, Bosch wants to systematically reduce its use of raw materials.