Bosch-Group Presskit

Integration of refugees

Almost 1.3 million asylum seekers arrived in Germany between 2015 and the first half of 2017. Integration is a challenge, especially with a view to the German labor market. It can only succeed if politics, business, and society work together. Bosch believes it has a responsibility to play an active role here in cooperation with its associates – in part because Bosch, as an international employer, views fellow human beings from other cultures as an enrichment and, following in the footsteps of its founder, combines entrepreneurial action and social responsibility.

Lead release

From arrival to joining the labor market
Bosch-Group Working at Bosch Press-Feature

From arrival to joining the labor market

Bosch supports the integration of refugees

3

Background information

Facilitating associate involvement, using Bosch resources
Bosch-Group Working at Bosch Press-Feature

Facilitating associate involvement, using Bosch resources

Examples of projects to support refugee integration

8
Support for refugees at Bosch
Bosch-Group Working at Bosch Press-Feature

Support for refugees at Bosch

Five questions for Siegfried Czock, Head of Occupational and Professional Training Policies, Robert Bosch GmbH

3

Integration, social responsibility, job market, apprenticeship

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” 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 upfront 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.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, iot.bosch.com,www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse