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Environmental Protection.

At BSH, we want to prevent environmental pollution and climate change as best as we can. That is why we relentlessly aim to minimize our environmental impact.

Here we focus on two major issues:

  • Minimizing our carbon footprint
  • Using resources more efficiently by implementing a circular economy

Minimizing our carbon footprint.

Since late 2020, all BSH locations worldwide have operated carbon-neutral. That means every BSH product is developed and manufactured without leaving behind a carbon footprint. It relates to all emissions we can influence by ourselves (Scope 1 & 2).

co2 emissions

With these four levers we achieve carbon neutrality at BSH.

co2 neutrality

But that is not enough. We also address what we cannot directly influence ourselves. Specifically, we are cutting CO2 emissions throughout the entire product lifecycle – including the procurement of goods and the usage of our sold products. We aim for a 15 percent reduction by 2030.

co2 reduction

Circular economy to end the mentality of discarding.

Equally important is our belief in the three principles of a circular economy: design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate ecosystems.

Our aim is to minimize the use of resources, emissions and energy consumption along the entire value chain, from sourcing and production to usage and the return, refurbishment, recycling and reuse of appliances.

In doing so, we reduce emissions and keep energy consumption to a minimum. With new business models such as leasing and sharing, we want to help end the discarding mentality and ensure that as many appliances and as much material as possible is reused or recycled. Moreover, these new business models also enable a wider range of consumers to more easily access highly efficient products and services.

Our service brands WeWash and BlueMovement are perfect examples of this.

The concept of favoring repair and reuse over replacement is also reflected in our extensive network of service technicians all over the world. In order to effectively ensure long-term usage of BSH products, we provide spare parts for a minimum of 10 years after the production of the last unit.

Production and Environmental Protection Certifications

At BSH we have established a global environmental management system that ensures environmentally compatible and efficient production. It also reflects our strong commitment to the safety and health of our employees as well as our commitment to quality.

We take all product-related aspects and life cycle phases into account during the development of our products. A design change, for example, must not give rise to any additional environmental impact during manufacture.

Sites certified according to ISO 14001/ 50001

This approach is reflected in the regular certification of development and production processes according to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001.

All BSH factories are certified according to the international ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. All production sites in the European Union and our site in Turkey are certified in accordance with the ISO 50001 standard for energy management systems.

Information on critical substances

We are conscious of our responsibility to the environment and society – a responsibility enshrined in our corporate principles.

The aim of our environmental policy has always been to fully eliminate especially critical substances in the supply chain as quickly as possible as a precautionary measure. That’s why we do our own research, and work closely and regularly with suppliers. They are obligated under Article 33 of the REACH Regulation to provide information concerning substances of very high concern in their products, if those substances are listed in the candidate list and are contained in a concentration of more than 0.1% by weight in products or components.

Substances with notification duties in BSH appliances:

  • Lead, CAS No. 7439-92-1 may be contained in any 数字货币合约交易_虚拟货币home appliance in steel, in aluminium and copper alloys, in high melting temperature type solders as well as in printing inks for the application of enamels on glasses.
  • Lead monoxide, CAS-Nr. 1317-36-8 in electronic components or temperature controls for hobs, Teppan Yaki and hoods and dishwashers.
  • Lead chromate, CAS-Nr. 7758-97-6, in the electronics of free-standing freezers
  • Lead titanium zirconium oxide, CAS-No. 12626-81-2, in LCD displays of free standing refrigerator-freezer, dishwashers, washing machines and hobs.
  • Boric acid, CAS-Nr. 11113-50-1 or 10043-35-3, in an electronic component of free-standing refrigerator-freezer combinations and cookers as well as in hobs.
  • Bisphenol A (4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol), CAS-Nr. 80-05-7, in the control-unit of built-in refrigerator-freezer combinations and in the powercord of steam stations.
  • Cadmium, CAS-No 7440-43-9, and its oxide, CAS-No 1306-19-0, may be present in switch contacts of cooking appliances, hoods and refrigerators.
  • Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5), CAS-Nr. 541-02-6, Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6), CAS-Nr. 540-97-6, und Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), CAS-Nr. 556-67-2 in silicone seals of built-in freezers and steam iron as well as in silicone gaskets of washing machines and wash dryers.
  • Dicyclohexyl-phthalate (DCHP), CAS-Nr. 84-61-7, in an electronic component of free-standing refrigerator-freezer combinations.
  • N,N-dimethylacetamide, CAS-No. 127-19-5, in a motor of table fan with product designation LF16VA570.
  • N,N-dimethylacetamide, CAS-Nr. 127-19-5, und 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), CAS-Nr. 872-50-4, in compressors of refrigerators and freezers.
  • 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), CAS-Nr. 872-50-4, in steam irons and steam stations.
  • 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6-ditertpentylphenol (UV-328), CAS No. 25973-55-1 in displays of EQ.3 automatic bean-to-cup coffee machines.
  • Terphenyl, hydrogenated, CAS-Nr. 61788-32-7 in the electromechanical temperature controls of ovens and stoves.
  • 1,2-dimethoxyethane (EGDME), CAS No. 110-71-4, in Lithium button cells: in personal and analytical scales, in the filter change indicator of Tassimo capsule machines, in the wireless sensor for induction cooktops.
  • 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE), in the door handle of free-standing refrigerator-freezer combinations.
  • 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE), CAS No. 15571-58-1, 4,4‘-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A), CAS-No. 80-05-7, and Lead titanium zirconium oxide, CAS-No. 12626-81-2, in wine storage cabinets with product designations RW404261, RW404761, RW402261 andRW424260 produced until April 2018.

When appliances are used as intended and properly disposed of, their inherent substances do not pose a risk to health or the environment.

(Information for consumers under REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006; Munich, Feb. 2021; link to candidate list: https://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table)

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