Shaping the future together!
As one of the world’s largest organizations for application-oriented research, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft contributes sustainable solutions that help ensure society remains viable in the future. This doesn’t just mean technological innovations, because the established concepts of sustainability demand that environmental, economic and social aspects should be considered equally and in relation to each other. This manner of thinking is reflected in our system approaches. We develop solutions that go beyond the requirements of the present and enrich the lives of future generations.
In recent years, the issue of sustainability has become an increasingly important part of corporate policy. As early as 2009, 20 Fraunhofer Institutes and facilities came together to form the Sustainability Network, a bottom-up initiative from which a structured process has since emerged and been adopted at the executive level.
»For us, sustainable management means taking responsibility and actively shaping the future,« says Professor Neugebauer. With this in mind, in 2014 we presented our first ever sustainability report, which outlines our understanding of sustainability, our objectives and the measures undertaken. This is our start towards transparent communication about our sustainability activities and serves as an instrument for long-term sustainability management.
Sustainability also matters to us as an employer, and we are constantly working on refining our attractiveness in this regard. Advancement, motivation, equal opportunities and protection of our employees are our top priorities.