Sus­tain­abil­i­ty and re­search at DLR

DLR's current logo for DLR sustainability.
Sus­tain­abil­i­ty at DLR
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Sustainability at DLR

DLR's cur­rent lo­go for DLR sus­tain­abil­i­ty.

At DLR, we seek to incorporate all aspects of sustainability into our work, whether in our interactions with fellow humans and co-workers; the impact of our activities on nature, the environment and society; or our fundamental processes. It is the responsibility of all of us to keep processes alive, to constantly develop sustainability in a transparent way, and where necessary to jointly resolve any conflicting research goals.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are political objectives of the United Nations (UN), which are intended to ensure sustainable development worldwide on an economic, societal and ecological level. DLR has set itself the task of supporting the achievement of these goals with its expertise in the research areas of space, aeronautics, energy, transport and the cross-sectoral area of security. The expertise of DLR Projektträger in research funding, government advisory services, dialogue between policymakers, research, industry and society, as well as international cooperation is also committed to fulfilling the SDGs. In principle, DLR can contribute to all SDGs.

At the beginning of 2019, DLR met the criteria of the German Sustainability Code; we intend to continue to rise to this challenge in the future. We have also joined the United Nations Global Compact, taking another step towards sustainable research and practice. These fundamental principles are embedded in our code of conduct and form the basis for sustainable development, giving us the visibility we need to continue with our balancing act.

Like its predecessors, this third sustainability report aims to spark interest in our research topics and in DLR in general. The topics of climate change, energy efficiency, the circular economy and sustainability are of utmost importance. Thanks to our broad portfolio and the synergic potential of scientific excellence – from pure research through to applied technologies – we are able to provide vital contributions and stimuli for transforming Germany and other countries into climate-neutral societies.

  • Philipp Bergeron
    Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Of­fi­cer and team lead­er

    Telephone: +49 2203 601-4002
    Fax: +49 2203 601-3906
  • Jennifer Poschar
    As­sis­tant to the Sus­tain­abil­i­ty De­part­ment

    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2334

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