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Society

Memberships

Bosch is active in various non-profit organizations. This enables the company to continue its commitment to sustainable business even outside its own factory gates.

UN Global Compact

Since 2004, the Bosch Group has belonged to the United Nations Global Compact. We support the ten principles of the Global Compact and, in compliance with the Bosch values, use the international network in order to set higher standards in human and workers’ rights, as well as in environmental protection and the fight against corruption.

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Global Reporting Initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is committed to promoting systematic sustainability reporting. To this end, it provides a reporting framework with principles and indicators that companies can use to present their sustainability activities and make them quantifiable. The charitable foundation aims to make reporting sustainability activities part and parcel of general business practices. Bosch has supported the initiative as an organizational stakeholder since 2006 and pays an annual membership fee.

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econsense

econsense — Forum Nachhaltige Entwicklung der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. was founded in 2000 as an initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Bosch is one of the founding members. This network of companies aims to drive forward sustainable developments in the business sector and assume a shared position of social responsibility. With 32 globally active member companies, econsense is a recognized contact for those responsible for sustainability in politics, science, and business.

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Forum Compliance & Integrity

Which values should a company impart to its employees? What form do suitable compliance systems take and how can they be monitored? These are just some of the issues addressed by the Forum Compliance & Integrity — a voluntary consortium of around 20 companies and associations. The main function of this working group is to share experiences and initiate dialog between science and practice. Bosch has been a member since 2007.

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Transparency International

Since 1995, Robert Bosch GmbH has been one of the companies that supports the principles of Transparency International and helps to fund the work done by this non-profit organization. This non-profit organization is active in over 90 countries and aims to tackle corruption in business, politics, and society. It analyzes potential areas of risk and supports changes to legal and political frameworks. Transparency International also develops instruments that help companies and organizations to guard against corruption.

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B.A.U.M.

With 550 members, Bundesdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Umweltbewusstes Management (B.A.U.M.) is Europe’s largest environmental initiative in the business sector. It is committed to the principle of sustainable business practices and helps companies, municipal authorities, and organizations to implement associated measures. Bosch has been a member of B.A.U.M. since 1990 and supports the working group’s code of conduct.

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The Sustainability Code

Developed by the Council for Sustainable Development, the German Sustainability Code (DNK) aims to increase the comparability of different companies’ sustainability-related achievements. With the help of the reporting standard, users can report on their non-financial key performance indicators in a systematic and transparent manner. To do this, they fill out an expression of compliance that is based on 20 code-related criteria and additional GRI or EFFAS achievement indicators. Organizations that use the DNK code meet the 2014/95/EU Directive. From 2017 onward, this directive will require around 6,000 European companies to publish non-financial KPIs.

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