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).
With these four levers we achieve carbon neutrality at BSH.
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.
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.