|South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control recognizes Bosch's commitment to air quality|
| - Bosch Anderson S.C. facility reduced relative CO2 emissions by 1,722 tons|
- Cumulative $1.77 million in energy costs saved since 2007
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Bosch’s Anderson, S.C., facility received the Spare the Air Outstanding Business Award, which is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. As the only industrial company to receive the honor in 2012, Bosch’s environmental activities and processes demonstrate a commitment to maintain and improve sustainability, making a considerable impact on air quality and environmental health of the community.
Through the completion of four major projects and other energy reduction efforts, Bosch Anderson significantly reduced CO2 emissions by 1,722 tons and cumulatively saved $1.77 million in energy costs since 2007.
“These accomplishments certainly demonstrate a commitment by Bosch’s leadership to make a positive difference in air quality for the State of South Carolina. We applaud Bosch’s efforts to create a healthier, more efficient and productive workplace environment, and provide an excellent model of clean air efforts to other facilities across the State,” said Robert J. Browning, director, Division of Air Planning, Development and Outreach, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Four key projects that helped Bosch achieve the clean air recognition include:
- installing a new, more efficient air compressor,
- replaced its electric boiler humidification system with an atomized water system to maintain facility humidity,
- updating HVAC office controls to allow for zone control, temperature adjustments as weather conditions change, automatic adjustments at night and shut-down when areas are not in use, and
- utilizing more efficient desiccant air dryers to reduce compressed air usage and as well as electrical resistance heat.
According to John Kuta, senior vice president and technical plant manager, Bosch Anderson S.C. facility, “For decades, Bosch has been keenly focused on sustainability and respect for the environment. Technologies that protect the environment and conserve resources account for more than 45 percent of global research and development expenditure and more than 40 percent of sales. Receiving this prestigious recognition from the State of South Carolina is a further testament to our commitment to the environment. With the efforts of our associates in Anderson, we will continue to build quality products and stay focused on sustainability.”
The Spare the Air Awards Program recognizes individuals or entities that strive to demonstrate environmental leadership through voluntary measures to improve air quality at work, at home and in the community, and aims to inspire and motivate others to be more proactive in addressing air quality.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros ($67.2 billion USD) in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide.
The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
Bosch Recognized for Environmental Excellence - March 2013