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. The Fraunhofer IMW is one of the founding members of the initiative.
»For us, sustainable management means taking responsibility and actively shaping the future,« says Professor Neugebauer. With this in mind, in 2014 the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft presented its first ever sustainability report, which outlines the understanding of sustainability, the objectives and the measures undertaken. This is the start towards transparent communication about the sustainability activities and serves as an instrument for long-term sustainability management.
In our team, economists, political scientists, philosophers, sociologists, engineers and scientists conduct interdisciplinary and application oriented research for private and public clients (companies, local authorities, associations, ministries). Economic activities are strengthened and realigned on a daily basis to meet the ideals of a sustainable economy.