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Bosch receives environmental award in the United States

  • August 29, 2012
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In mid August, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recognized two U.S. locations in Wisconsin for their investment in sustainable production.

The Bosch locations in New Richmond and Shell Lake in the United States received the “Green Tier level 2” award for their commitment to environmental sustainability. Bosch is only the fourth company in Wisconsin to have earned the Green Tier level 2 award from the Wisconsin DNR.

The DNR's decision was supported by Bosch’s many improvements in environmental and resource policy. Bosch managed to cut its own CO2 emissions in New Richmond and Shell Lake by 12 percent between 2007 and 2011. The company also significantly reduced water consumption and the volume of industrial waste it produces in its packaging production. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp praised these achievements: “Bosch is an example to all businesses looking to improve their environmental impact and profitability through sustainable production processes.”

For Pres Lawhon, President of Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc., the award underlines the success of the company's sustainability strategy which is supported by the associates at both locations. He says that Bosch plans to continue investing in sustainable projects in future: “We are currently working on a number of projects and implementing new opportunities to reduce the consumption of valuable resources and avoid waste.” Worldwide, Bosch invested just under USD 3 billion in research and development in 2011 with a view to improving energy efficiency and resource and environmental protection.

Bosch is also using the DNR award as an opportunity to provide a total of USD 35,000 in financial support for three municipal school, technology, and research projects in Wisconsin. One example is the “Edible School Yard” initiative, which promotes the sustainable cultivation of organic vegetables and aims to give school children a practical insight into agriculture and nutrition. Sugar maple trees were also planted at the Bosch locations in New Richmond and Shell Lake as a lasting reminder of award and all that it represents. The sugar maple is the official state tree of Wisconsin.

NACH-057 - August 29, 2012

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