Home appliances manufacturer
Formed in 1967 as joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH and Siemens AG and since 2015, belongs exclusively to the Bosch Group. Largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe with factories as well in USA, South America and Asia. It is made up of 80 companies in 50 countries. Brand portfolio includes Bosch and Siemens.
|BSH Hausgerate GmbH||GER||website|
| Robert Bosch Gmbh
owns 100% of BSH Hausgerate GmbH
|BSH Hausgerate GmbH|
B+ grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
|Robert Bosch Gmbh|
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of B.
[Source 2019][More on Climate Change]
This company received a score of 9.5/100 (retrieved 25-Feb-2020) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2020][More on Habitats]
The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including brands owned by this company. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute's 2020 report estimates (somewhat conservatively) that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps.
[Source 2020][More on Workers Rights]
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 has extensive claims on its website in the areas of corporate management, the environment, products, society and sustainability.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
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 2019][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||11.4 billion euros in 2014|
|# Employees||53,000 in 2016|
|Subsidiaries||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