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. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2016)
This company has sustainability claims on its website under the headings Planet, People and Prosperity.
Source: company website (2016)
|Robert Bosch Gmbh|
In 2022, 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 (2022)
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of B.
Source: CDP (2022)
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)
In the USA between 2017 and 2022 Bosch paid out over US$500 million to settle multiple lawsuits related to its involvement in the Volkswagon emissions scandal, including a US$327.5 million civil settlement in 2017. German regulators also fined Bosch 90 million euros over the scandal. Bosch supplied and helped program the illegal emissions "defeat device" software used by Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler (now known as Stellantis) to cheat US government diesel emissions tests.
Source: Violation Tracker (2022)
This company received a score of 16.96/100 (retrieved 23-Aug-2023) 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 (2023)
In 2021 this company agreed to pay US$2.24 million to settle a class action lawsuit after a 10 year investigation into price-fixing, which led to inflated vehicle prices. Bosch also paid over $33 million in 2018, $10 million in 2017 and $57.8 million in 2015 in other price fixing lawsuits in the USA.
Source: US Dept of Justice (2021)
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. [Listed under Information due to age of court finding]
Source: US Dept of Justice (2015)
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
Source: We Mean Business (2021)
This company has extensive sustainability claims on its website in the areas of responsible corporate governance, Sustainable products and supply chains environment, society and sustainability reports.
Source: company website (2023)
The Robert Bosch Foundation exclusively and directly serves charitable purposes. As a shareholder of Robert Bosch GmbH the Foundation receives a proportion of the distributed dividends in the company. The Foundation is active in the areas of health, education, and global issues.
Source: company website (2023)
|Revenue||15.9 billion EUR (2022)|
|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