We are committed to the care and stewardship of the community.
Environment
Environment
We support programs that benefit the environment and continuously look to reduce our energy consumption.
Product
Product
Nearly half of Bosch R & D dollars are spent on technologies that help conserve resources and protect the environment.
Associates
Associates
We value a diverse workforce that is engaged and empowered to make a difference in their communities.
Society
Society
We work with highly skilled partners that are directly impacting the community.
Improving the quality of our natural resources

Improving our natural resources

A main source of pollution in our rivers is storm water runoff, which is full of contaminants and debris from roofs, lawn fertilizer, roads, and parking lots. Rain gardens help reduce the amount of pollution in the water by acting as a barrier between storm water runoff and these rivers. Rain gardens are most effective when planted with native plant species because they: thrive in local conditions, support indigenous wildlife, and have a deep root system to absorb storm water runoff. Invasive species inevitably grow in the rain gardens, but are damaging because they hinder the growth of beneficial native species.

The Rouge River runs through the most densely populated portions of Michigan making it most susceptible to environmental degradation. Bosch has been an active partner with Friends of the Rouge for 13 years to help restore and maintain the river’s native ecosystem. Most recently, more than 40 associates came together to remove invasive species from rain gardens around the Rouge River. Through this partnership, Bosch is demonstrating a commitment to improve the environment so that families can continue to enjoy the scenery and wildlife surrounding our natural resources.

Lending a hand to change a life

Lending a hand to change a life

Prosthetic arms can cost $3,000-$30,000, which may be prohibitive for patients in developing countries or for parents of children who can outgrow a prosthetic each year. Dremel, a business unit of Bosch Power Tools division, has helped high school students find a solution. Equipped with a Dremel 3D Idea Builder printer, members of Novi High School’s FIRST Robotics team are learning about 3D printing and creating prosthetics for their Helping Hands project. The students have built and donated 75 hands through their partnership with e-NABLE, a global network of volunteers using 3D printing to provide free prosthetic hands for those in need. These prosthetics cost $20-$50 to make and are durable enough for daily use. In addition to providing affordable prosthetics, the Helping Hands project focuses on education by teaching neighboring schools and communities how to print and assemble prosthetics.

Watch the inspiring story here.

Getting young girls excited about STEM careers

Getting girls excited about STEM

In July 2016, Bosch’s Charleston, South Carolina, plant teamed up with local businesses to host nearly 100 rising 8th and 9th graders for the 2016 Girls Day Out two-day summer camp. It was designed to showcase STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers to encourage these young women to be thinkers, problem solvers, leaders and entrepreneurs.

To get the full effect of manufacturing work life, the girls toured the Bosch plant, which supports production of passenger car diesel and gasoline fuel injectors, as well as next generation anti-lock brake and electronic stability control systems.

In addition, the program featured a session to teach parents about various STEM degrees and college admission, as well as exercises to teach the girls valuable interpersonal skills techniques, proper etiquette and how to dress for success. A job expo hosted by local businesses and colleges introduced girls to the realities of the job search while providing insights into each girl's comfort level, confidence and self-awareness.           

Gleaners

United Way

In 1887, five Denver residents recognized the need to work together in new ways to make the community a better place. Out of this need, the United Way was born as a way to unite services and support systems for people in the community. Bosch believes the same still holds true in communities today and has chosen to partner with United Way across the country. With the goals of removing barriers to education, increasing financial independence and improving people’s health, Bosch and associates provide financial contributions and volunteer hours, and lend their skills to United Way.

In Detroit, Bosch associates provide expertise in lean processes and continuous improvement to help United Way partner Gleaners Community Food Bank. As a result, the time it takes to instruct volunteers has been reduced 67 percent, from 45 minutes to 15 minutes per session. And for Gleaners - which relies on 48,000 volunteer hours a year - that has significant lasting impact. In addition, improvements in quality and ergonomics have made it easier and safer for volunteers and staff. These contributions ultimately lead to the organization being able to reallocate hours and increase their overall effectiveness in the community.

We take a collective approach and give the best of Bosch.

Community well-being
Local Teams
Our local teams provide manpower, expertise and financial support to their local communities.
Corporate Office
Our corporate citizenship team engages in partnerships and strategies that are far reaching across the U.S. for the benefit of community and business.
Bosch Community Fund
Our U.S. foundation, the Bosch Community Fund, was established in 2011 and has awarded over $20m in grants in more than 45 communities in the U.S. & Canada, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and the environment.