Bosch Community Fund Contributes $40,700 to Friends of the Park, Assists Founders Sports Park in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Receives Clean Corporate Citizen Award from Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jun 26, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –Bosch committed to donating to projects that aid community and sustainability efforts
–Bosch honored as a Clean Corporate Citizen by Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality for demonstrating environmental stewardship at four of its Michigan locations
Robert Bosch LLC today announced a $40,700 grant to Friends of the Park in support of the Farmington Hills, Mich., Founders Sports Park fishing pier development and environmental programming, an initiative that will provide an opportunity for the community to experience fishing right in their back yard and foster hands-on educational programs promoting sustainability, conservation and ecology.
The grant will assist with the construction of an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible boardwalk, seating areas, interpretive signage and educational programs, including learn-to-fish classes, pond ecology, shoreline restoration, wildlife conservation and sustainability of the watershed. The 101-acre park has recreational facilities that bring in more than 1 million visitors annually.
“Bosch was founded on the principle that in addition to a focus on innovative strength, we must demonstrate social and environmental responsibility in the communities in which we do business,” said Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC. “Our support for the Founders Sports Park fishing pier not only enhances the community, but provides an educational experience to children and their families.”
In addition, today four of Bosch’s Michigan operations – Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Novi and Flat Rock – were recognized with a Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) Award from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The award honors establishments that demonstrate outstanding performance in the areas of environmental management, pollution prevention and environmental compliance. Bosch is one of 11 companies in Oakland County to achieve this recognition.
“Achieving the Clean Corporate Citizen Award is important to Bosch because it demonstrates that Bosch has earned the confidence and trust of the State of Michigan in establishing robust processes that will help protect and preserve the environment,” said Mansuetti.
The Bosch Community Fund (BCF) provides more than $3 million annually in grants to enhance communities and the lives of students and families. Most recently, the BCF also granted $20,000 to Greenville Technical College in Greenville, S.C., to support the development of a mobile hydraulic lab. In addition, the BCF granted $25,000 to the Farmington Public Schools to support innovative and creative teaching of STEM curricula.