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: Baptist World Aid Australia (2016)
This company has extensive sustainability claims on its website including code of conduct and efforts in the areas of resource efficiency and environmental protection.
Source: company website (2016)
|Robert Bosch Gmbh|
In 2020, 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 A.
Source: CDP (2020)
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: ASPI (2020)
This company received a score of 13.1/100 (retrieved 10-Oct-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: IPE (2020)
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: US Dept of Justice (2015)
In January 2019 this company and Fiat Chrysler agreed to pay a total of more than US$170 million to settle US multi state litigation alleging that they illegally altered measurements of vehicle emissions when this company installed Bosch electronics designed to evade emission tests. This company's share of the fine was US$98.7 million.
Source: Illinois Attorney General (2019)
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: Reuters (2015)
This company has extensive claims on its website in the areas of corporate management, the environment, products, society and sustainability.
Source: company website (2016)
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)
|Revenue||11.4 billion EUR (2014)|
|Subsidiaries||BSH Home Appliances Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsBSH Australia
Bosch Fridges & Freezers
Bosch Ovens & Cooktops
Bosch Washing Machines & Dryers
Bosch Vacuum Cleaners
Bosch Coffee Machines
Neff Ovens & Cooktops
Siemens Fridges & Freezers
Siemens Ovens & Cooktops
Siemens Washing Machines & Dryers
Siemens Coffee Machines