Bosch has a global compliance system headed by a chief compliance officer who reports directly to the Board of Directors. In addition, there is an enterprise compliance department and compliance officers in all divisions and regions. Our mission statement “We are Bosch” states: “We only promise what we can keep, accept agreements as binding and respect the law in all our business transactions.” To underline the importance of this principle, we have summarized our position on legal requirements and ethical issues in our Globally Valid Code of Business Conduct. The Code of Business Conduct serves as a guideline for business activities. The compliance system also includes a hotline whereby employees, business partners and third parties can report irregularities at any time. Acting responsibly and in accordance with the law does not stop at the limits of the company. In this context, we have established a code of conduct for suppliers that defines the principles and requirements of cooperation with Bosch. We conduct regular audits to ensure that our suppliers comply with these principles. In such a dynamic environment, we are constantly reviewing our compliance system so that we can quickly adapt our rules and processes to new legal and technical developments.
In North America, Robert Bosch LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch) is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Three research technology centers are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sunnyvale, California, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The plants and distribution facilities are located in Mt. Prospect, Illinois; Hoffman Estates, Illinois; Broadview, Illinois Kentwood, Michigan, Warren, Michigan; Owatonna, Minnesota, a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota Waltham, Massachusetts Clarksville, Tennessee Anderson, South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, South Bend, Indiana (until late 2011); and 11 other cities. In addition, there are two locations in Brazil and ten in Mexico, where a central purchasing body for all divisions of the Bosch Group is located in Broadview, Illinois. In North America, Bosch employs approximately 24,750 people at 80 locations and generated sales of $8.8 billion in 2006.  The first factory was opened by Bosch in Stuttgart in 1901. In 1906, the company produced its 100,000th Magneto.
In the same year, Bosch introduced the 8-hour day for employees. In 1910, the feuerbach factory was founded and built near Stuttgart. It was in this factory that Bosch began producing headlights in 1913. In the UK, Bosch is headquartered in Denham, Buckinghamshire, and employs around 5200 people. In addition, there are around 40 other Bosch Group sites nationwide, including Coventry, Glenrothes, St. Neots, Stockport, Stowmarket, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Worcester and York.  It is important to report cases that indicate that a crime has been committed – such as theft, fraud or corruption – or that there is a systematic violation of legal or corporate regulations, such as intentional and persistent non-compliance with quality or safety standards or the Code of Conduct. We are a results-oriented team. Therefore, it is important that all team members work together in a transparent and professional manner, sharing their expertise and experience in different areas of work. Team members are encouraged to have open dialogues with each other. We take the idea of diversity seriously and have a gender-equitable composition in the team.
The team is also wholeheartedly committed to the company`s initiatives to improve the working environment. We also believe it is important to give back to the legal community by helping young lawyers discover their legal interests by offering well-designed and paid articling programs to deserving students. We strive to improve our services every year, which has allowed us to always be among the top three teams in the company offering joint services to internal customers. Focus on. As part of our digitization initiative, we used technology in the following ways: an in-house ticketing system to streamline the flow of contract requests to the legal team; an internal contract management tool that acts as a contract repository and triggers contract renewal alerts; Effective use of online collaboration rooms and shared folders to enable work from anywhere and ensure transparent legal services and an effective power of attorney system in the absence of employees; The Proview process page is used to publish legal processes, templates, and playbooks for access by professional colleagues. and the use of the company`s blog site for dedicated team pages and ideation purposes.