We care about our environment: We take on responsibility for protecting the climate
Discover how Bosch Healthcare Solutions is CO₂-neutral with the Vivalytic cartridge consumer product.
Green agenda: Bosch is commited to sustainability
Bosch has a long tradition of contributing to the common good and to environmental and climate protection. Particularly in light of the growing challenges posed by climate change, Bosch has been pursuing ambitious climate protection targets since 2020. These are implemented at company level through climate-neutral development and administration. Click here for the Bosch Sustainability Report 2021.
This means that emissions within our direct sphere of influence are neutralized. The main focus here is on energy efficiency and the company's own generation of energy from renewable sources.
Bosch aims to minimize the impact of its internal corporate activities on the environment. This goal has been pursued for many years through global environmental management, which focuses on the economical use of water and the establishment of a reliable recycling economy. The measures include both upstream supply chains and the use phase of products.
Bosch's sustainability target is defined by the following four levers: Increasing energy efficiency, expanding renewable energy generation, expanding the purchase of green electricity, and offsetting unavoidable CO₂ emissions with compensation measures. Bosch has always seen energy efficiency and emissions reduction as opportunities for innovation and competitive differentiation.
Bosch Healthcare Solutions is pursuing these goals
As a fully-owned Bosch subsidiary, we at Bosch Healthcare Solutions are responsibe for implementing this project since 2020, with a focus on carbon-neutral research and administration. For our production, we only use green electricity.
We want to make a further contribution to climate protection with the carbon-neutral positioning of the Vivalytic Cartridge.
As a basis for CO₂ neutrality, we have examined CO₂ emissions over the entire life cycle of our consumer products, from production through to disposal. In addition to the raw materials, we also factored in CO₂ consumption during production, packaging, transportation, and practical application.
The functional elements on the disposable cartridge and the Vivayltic Analyser are controlled automatically. Many previously manual processes are carried out fully automatically. Native samples can be added to the cartridge without preparation. This significantly simplifies the entire workflow.
In order to obtain correct measurement results and to guarantee optimum hygiene, the Vivalytic Cartridges are currently intended exclusively for single use. Multiple use would, of course, be desirable from a sustainability point of view, but this is currently not feasible. We have therefore opted for offsetting measures applying the Gold Standard or the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
Our approach for carbon-neutral products:
For the neutralization of our products, we exclusively use compensation measures in accordance with the internationally recognized standards of the Gold Standard Foundation and the Verified Carbon Standard. The emissions of the products are assigned to specific projects. Both the calculated CO₂ emissions and the CO₂ certificates are subsequently audited by an independent body.