SchwagerHead of Sustainability, Robert Bosch GmbH; Germany

In the long term, an honest and fair approach to doing business will always be the most profit- able. And the business world holds such an approach in much higher esteem than is generally imagined.” Robert Bosch made this statement in 1921. To this day, the words of our company founder guide the company in matters of responsible corporate management.

From 1980 to 1985 Bernhard Schwager studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg, Germany. Between 1985 and 2005 he acted as an internal consultant within Siemens AG in the fields of Environmental Pro- tection and Technical Safety, both on plant and corporate level before he changed to Robert Bosch GmbH.

In May 2006 he has been appointed as the President of the German Association of Environmental Professionals (VBU) and since May 2008 as chair of the German committee Environmental Management Systems and Audits within the German Standard Institute (DIN NAGUS). In January 2009 he has received a Master degree of Environmental Science.

Within the corporate communication department of Bosch Schwager runs the Sustainability Office. He is acting as contact person for different stakeholder groups and is pushing forward sustainability items. For that the environmental scientist represents the company in various national and international organisations and associations like B.A.U.M., VBU, AfW, GRI, GC, ISO, DIN, ecosense, BDI or ZVEI.