“We act prudently and responsibly for the benefit of society and the environment.”
Responsibility and sustainability are part of our values.
“We are Bosch” — our mission statement
We aim to develop products that spark enthusiasm, improve quality of life, and help conserve resources. Our “We are Bosch” mission statement reflects this. It summarizes our values, our strengths, and our strategic orientation.
The mission is based on seven central values, which shape our corporate culture – ranging from a focus on the future and earnings to cultural diversity. Responsibility and sustainability are part of this set of values and thus of our actions.
Sustainability strategy and organization
Bosch strongly believes that a social and ecological balance is needed to do business successfully in the long term. For this reason, the company aims to secure its business success in a way that preserves resources for current and future generations. With a new target vision, Bosch is now defining ambitious goals that it plans to achieve by 2025, and is focusing its activities even more on solving the challenges society faces.
In the future, Bosch will focus on the following six megatrends: climate, energy, water, urbanization, globalization, and health. Each key issue includes two central aspects and medium-term targets.
At Bosch, we take a holistic approach to sustainability.
The highest technical committee for sustainability is the corporate social responsibility steering committee under the aegis of the chairman of the board of management.
The strategic orientation in sustainability is developed jointly by the Communications and Governmental Affairs corporate sector and the EHS and Sustainability corporate sector.
From a content point of view, the Communications and Governmental Affairs corporate sector focuses on sustainability communications and stakeholder engagement. The EHS and Sustainability corporate sector is responsible for sustainability management, which comprises above all preparing concepts for further development, setting and tracking goals, and designing and accompanying programs.
Responsibility for worldwide implementation of the sustainability strategy and monitoring the respective achievement of goals rests with the specialists responsible in the divisions.
Focusing on what truly matters
We use a materiality analysis to determine which aspects of sustainability to focus our activities on.
The materiality matrix highlights the aspects that Bosch and its stakeholders deem to be of material relevance within the defined fields of activity. The outcome of the materiality analysis also forms the basis for the choice of topics covered by our factbook.