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Robert Bosch GmbH

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Company name Robert Bosch GmbH

Company website

Reporting year 2014

Indicator set GRI 3.1 & GRI 4    

3rd party assurance No

Directly affected by the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information Not specified

Robert Bosch GmbH
Health, Safety, Environmental and Fire Protection as well as Sustainability

Leiter Geschäftsstelle Nachhaltigkeit
Bernhard Schwager

Robert Bosch Platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe

+49 711 811-6402
+49 711 811-7082

Describe your business model (including type of company, products / services)

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries.*

The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Our strategy

Bosch develops technology “Invented for life”: products that spark enthusiasm, improve quality of life, and help conserve natural resources. To achieve this goal, we are shaping the changes ahead and seizing opportunities in the areas of connectivity, electrification, energy efficiency, automation, and the emerging markets.

In developing beneficial solutions, we rely on our international research and development network, which counts 45,700 associates around the world. Last year, they filed some 4,600 patents. In 2014, Bosch spent a total of five billion euros on research and development – about ten percent of its sales.

Around the world, some 360,000 people contribute their expertise to the success of the Bosch Group.* With over 100 different work time models, international exchange programs, and opportunities for lifelong learning, we aim to encourage associates to perform to the best of their ability.

More information on our company can be found at
To find out more about Robert Bosch Stiftung, please visit

*Status of April 1, 2015 (including BSH Hausgeräte GmbH and Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH)

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