Notice to all Bosch Associates in Charleston (ChP)
January 29, 2014

On January 29, 2014, the crisis management team met at 11:15am to assess the current situation of the winter weather in the Charleston area. Our primary interests in these extraordinary circumstances are to keep associate safety at the forefront of all decisions while protecting the interests of our customers.

Therefore plant operations will remain shut down for 2nd, 3rd and B shift. The plant will resume regular operations at 10:00 am Thursday 30-Jan-2014.

The crisis management team will meet again at 7:30am Thursday, 30-Jan-2014 to assess the situation and will update the weather hotline by 8:00am.

Please call the hotline (843) 760-7960 after 8:00am Thursday for status update.

Statement Regarding Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Bosch supports the overall objective of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 1502 is designed to require certain publicly traded companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals that originate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or an adjoining country.

As a privately held company, Bosch is working with its customers and suppliers to ensure compliance throughout the supply chain. Bosch has been in business more than 125 years and throughout that time has based its business on solid values and principles. Bosch has an 11-point plan, called the Basic Principles of Social Responsibility, which includes specific references to human rights and fair working conditions. The details of Bosch's principles can be found here:
Basic principles of social responsibilities.pdf

Bosch believes the Conflict Minerals statute embedded in the Dodd-Frank Act addresses a serious human rights situation and the work we are doing with out customers and suppliers amplifies the values to which our company has long subscribed.

Notice of California Transparency in Supply Chain Act

As a leading global supplier of technology and service, Bosch and its affiliates have a zero-tolerance policy for forced labor and human trafficking. Unconditional compliance with all legal requirements has always been imperative for Bosch, and is an integral part of our company values. Bosch supports the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act (SB 657) as it is in alignment with our long history of ethical sourcing of products all over the world. Bosch seeks close and long-term relationships with suppliers, which are based on lawful, efficient and fair practices.

For more detailed information on Bosch’s commitment to sustainable business practices, please see:

Bosch’s declaration in support of the International Labor Organization can be found here:
Basic principles of social responsibilities.pdf