Fraunhofer exercises economic restraint when utilizing public funds, using resources efficiently and sparingly. Since operating expenses are financed by the Institute budgets, from an ecological and business-economical point of view our Institutes place a high priority on optimizing resource consumption and motivating their employees to do the same.
As a recipient of public funding, Fraunhofer uses these monies according to the specified conditions under which they were granted and in an economical and prudent manner. It is Fraunhofer's intent to do all it can to promote the sustainable and socially appropriate solidarity of economic development in the public contracting sector. Working to strengthen sustainable and innovative procurement is therefore one of Fraunhofer's explicitly defined objectives.