Founded in 1964 by Amar Bose.
An Illinois Class Action claimed that this company wilfully collected and recorded the details of music and audio files consumers listen to on the Collect app and then transmitted this information, with customers' personal details, to third-parties including data miners. This company does not disclose this to consumers. A US District Court Judge refused on 1 April 2019 to drop the claim by the Class Action that this company allegedly breached Illinois' Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Source: news article (2019)
This company has sustainability claims on its website in the areas of product sustainability and environmental initiatives.
Source: company website (2020)
This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI 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: RMI (2019)
This company is a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition), a non-profit coalition of electronics companies which supports the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global electronics supply chain. RBA members commit and are held accountable to a common Code of Conduct and utilize a range of RBA training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement in the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of their supply chains.
Source: RBA (2022)
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Source: company website (2018)
|Revenue||4 billion USD (2019)|
|Subsidiaries||Bose Pty Ltd
Closed all of its Australian stores in 2020 as the company moves towards a more online-focused business model.
|Address||Framingham, Massachusetts, USA|
Products / BrandsBose Australia
Bose Bluetooth Speakers
Bose Audio Equipment
Bose True Wireless Earbuds