Social responsibility has been part of the Bosch corporate mission since 1886 and has influenced all its innovations and products ever since. Now as then, Bosch is committted to the development of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home appliances.
A binding management guideline incorporates environmental protection as a permanent element of the corporate principles.
Foundation of the group’s environmental protection department.
Bosch leads the way in renoucing the use of CFCs/HFCs in Europe.
Adoption of a group-wide environmental policy and development of an environmental management system.
Introduction of an environmental management system at all production locations.
We set out our Bosch environmental policy in ten principles.
We publish our environmental protection activities and data for the first time in our Environmental Report 1998
Establishment of an international steering group for labor and environmental protection to ensure global implementation of the environmental policy.
Environmental innovations: 40 % of Bosch patent applications are aimed at protecting the environment and saving resources.
CO2 reduction: Bosch joins the Chicago Climate Exchange. Awarded with the German Sustainability Award 2008.
Zeolite® drying system for dishwashers receives "Innovation Prize for Climate and the Environment" (IKU).