At Bosch, boosting economic efficiency was always deemed an integral part of responsible business. However, one issue began to gain increasing importance in the early 1970s: environmental protection. On January 1, 1973, the first Bosch environmental standard came into force, reflecting the “ever increasing importance of environmental protection.” During the same period, investments in environmental protection projects throughout the entire Bosch Group rose year by year. Admittedly, the need to comply with increasingly stringent legal regulations was to a large extent responsible for the steady rise in environment-related expenditure. However, Bosch was also committed to seeking out eco-friendly equipment and systems in order to “continue to improve conditions within the company and work in the public interest.” In the case of injection pump production on the fully automated transfer line, which was built in 1973, the emulsion that was used served the purposes of cooling, lubrication, and cleaning, and it was treated again after each use.

Manufacturing diesel injection pumps at Feuerbach plant, 1973. Fluids used for production are recycled for multiple use.

Manufacturing injection pump housings at Feuerbach plant, 1973. Fluids used for production are recycled for multiple use.

 

Saving ressources has became on of the company’s objectives. Read more about sustainability at Bosch here!

 

 

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