Global supplier technology and services
Founded 1886. Operates in Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods & Energy and Building Technology. Has 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries and is represented in 150 countries.
|Robert Bosch Gmbh||GER||website|
|Robert Bosch Gmbh|
In 2015 this company agreed to plead guilty and pay a US$57.8 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for spark plugs, oxygen sensors and starter motors sold to automobile and internal combustion engine manufacturers in the United States and elsewhere.
[Source 2015][More on Governance]
This company has been accused of conspiring with Volkswagen AG to evade diesel emissions standards in at least 11 million vehicles worldwide in a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit. It also faces similar class-action lawsuits in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Alabama and Alexandria, Virginia. This lawsuit says "as early as 2007, Bosch warned Volkswagen that using its software in vehicles that were driven on the road would constitute a criminal offense. Nevertheless, Bosch proceeded to sell or license 11 million of the component devices to Volkswagen over the next seven years."
[Source 2015][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company is a member of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The CFSI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or transact in tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (3TG). Founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Company Structure||Private company|
|Revenue||70 billion euros in 2015|
|# Employees||375,000 in 2015|
|Subsidiaries||Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd
BSH Hausgerate GmbH
- BSH Home Appliances Pty Ltd
Products / BrandsBSH Australia
Bosch Fridges & Freezers
Bosch Ovens & Cooktops
Bosch Washing Machines & Dryers
Bosch Vaccuum Cleaners
Bosch Coffee Machines
Bosch Small Kitchen Appliances
Siemens Fridges & Freezers
Siemens Ovens & Cooktops
Siemens Washing Machines & Dryers
Siemens Coffee Machines