We care about our environment:
We assume responsibility for
protecting the climate
Learn how, with the help of carbon credits, Bosch Healthcare Solutions as a company is CO₂ neutral with the entire Vivatmo product range, from the Vivatmo oxycap consumer product to the Vivatmo me and Vivatmo pro devices, and thus contributes to protecting the environment.
Bosch wants to keep the environmental impact of its internal corporate operations to a minimum. To live up to this aspiration, Bosch has been operating a global environmental management system for many years, which focuses on saving water and establishing a reliable circular economy. The scope of activities also includes upstream supply chains as well as the different phases of the product life cycle.
Bosch’s corresponding sustainability vision includes four levers: improving energy efficiency, generating more energy from renewable sources, expanding the purchase of green electricity, and offsetting unavoidable CO2 emissions with carbon credits. Bosch has always viewed energy efficiency and reductions of emissions as opportunities for innovation and competitive differentiation.
Bosch Healthcare Solutions pursues these goals
As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Bosch Healthcare Solutions has anchored this aspiration in its sustainability vision since 2020. Since then, our development and administration have been climate neutral. Our production exclusively uses green electricity.
By making entire Vivatmo product range CO2 neutral, from the Vivatmo oxycap consumer product to the Vivatmo me and Vivatmo pro breath analysers, we aim to make a further important contribution to climate action. To achieve this, as the basis for CO2 neutrality we evaluated the CO2 emissions of the products in each phase of their life cycle, from production through to disposal. Among the evaluated aspects are, for example, the use of raw materials, CO2 consumption during manufacturing, for packaging, transport, and in the use phase up to the end of the product’s life cycle.
With Vivatmo, we want to make therapy management easier for asthmatics. For monitoring chronic respiratory diseases with the Vivatmo breath analysers, the sterile and vacuum-packed disposable mouthpieces (oxycaps) are indispensable, as are the intuitive FeNo measuring devices (Vivatmo me and Vivatmo pro). In order to obtain correct measurement results and to guarantee optimum hygiene, the disposable mouthpieces are intended exclusively for single use. While multiple use would be desirable for sustainability reasons, it is currently not feasible. That is why carbon offsets applying the Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) are used to make the oxycaps CO2 neutral.
Our approach for carbon-neutral products
When selecting carbon offset projects, we exclusively use internationally recognized certifications of the Gold Standard Foundation and the Verified Carbon Standard. The product emissions are thus allocated to specific projects. Both the calculated CO2 emissions and the CO2 certificates are subsequently verified by an independent body.