The social commitment of the Bosch Group can be largely attributed to the philanthropy of its founder Robert Bosch, with the Group now supporting over 800 charitable projects at home and abroad.
Bosch Rexroth sites across the globe also support projects in the areas of parenting, education, science, sport, leisure and culture — in addition to the company's varied charitable activities. This decentralised approach makes it easier for us to decide how best to invest cash donations and benefits in kind. The company supports non-profit associations, schools, hospitals and aid organisations.
For example, the Bosch Rexroth site in Charlotte, USA supports food collection efforts for the non-profit organisation "Urban Ministry". and is also involved in the annual Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure". In Brazil, we have launched a road safety campaign specifically for motorcyclists.
At its headquarters in Lohr am Main, Bosch Rexroth organises an annual company run and donates one euro for each kilometer completed by our associates. In Germany, we also support efforts to teach basic technical knowledge at primary schools and offer all Bosch Rexroth trainees the opportunity to work at institutions for disabled people as part of a "social week". Rexroth associates can also participate in voluntary health training.
We consider social commitment a fundamental part of our corporate responsibility. It is an important aspect of our sustainable business operations and thus essential to the ongoing success of our company.