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Robert Bosch GmbH

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Company name Robert Bosch GmbH

Company website

Number of employees > 50.000

Reporting year 2017

Indicator set GRI SRS    

Directly affected by the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information Yes and check compliance statement with CSR reporting obligation

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

Leiterin Nachhaltigkeit und Ideenschmiede
Annette Wagner

Robert Bosch Platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe

+49 711 811 15526

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

Developing technology “Invented for life” – and indeed for today’s connected life – is the Bosch Group’s strategic target. Its products and services aim to improve quality of life for people around the world and to conserve resources. To achieve this, Bosch shapes change and seizes opportunities, especially in the areas of connectivity, electrifi cation, energy effi ciency, and automation. This approach has proved successful: in 2017, Bosch Group sales grew 6.8 percent year on year, to 78.1 billion euros. What is more, the Bosch Group has continued to pursue its aim of becoming a leading provider of technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) and mobility solutions. Thanks to its broad portfolio of products and services, and its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, the company has developed pioneering solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and Industry 4.0. In developing these solutions, Bosch continues to benefi t from its global research and development network, which counts some 64,400 associates around the world. In 2017, the company spent a total of roughly 7.3 billion euros on research and development – some 9.3 percent of its sales.

Corporate structure
The Bosch Group’s activities are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. 92 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. This special ownership structure guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and make signifi cant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. What is more, the Bosch Group’s profit-oriented approach shapes the foundation of the company’s charitable activities, as well as those of Robert Bosch Stiftung.