General Information

Company name Robert Bosch GmbH
Reporting year 2014
Standard
GRI 3.1 & GRI 4
Contact
Robert Bosch GmbH
Zentralabteilung Unternehmenskommunikation, Markenmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit


Bernhard Schwager
Robert Bosch Platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe
Germany
+49 711 811-6402
+49 711 811-7082
Bernhard.Schwager@de.bosch.com


Profile
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries.*

The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.


Our strategy

Bosch develops technology “Invented for life”: products that spark enthusiasm, improve quality of life, and help conserve natural resources. To achieve this goal, we are shaping the changes ahead and seizing opportunities in the areas of connectivity, electrification, energy efficiency, automation, and the emerging markets.

In developing beneficial solutions, we rely on our international research and development network, which counts 45,700 associates around the world. Last year, they filed some 4,600 patents. In 2014, Bosch spent a total of five billion euros on research and development – about ten percent of its sales.

Around the world, some 360,000 people contribute their expertise to the success of the Bosch Group.* With over 100 different work time models, international exchange programs, and opportunities for lifelong learning, we aim to encourage associates to perform to the best of their ability.

More information on our company can be found at csr.bosch.com
To find out more about Robert Bosch Stiftung, please visit bosch-stiftung.com


*Status of April 1, 2015 (including BSH Hausgeräte GmbH and Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH)