ISOE’s focus on sustainable development does not only apply to research, teaching and transfer. It also applies to the institute itself: We record and evaluate the environmental impacts and the social dimension of our work with the aim of continuously reducing our “social-ecological” footprint. In our daily work at the institute, we are therefore guided by the ISOE Guideline for Sustainable Business Practices. This guideline is supplemented by thematic guidelines on mobility and procurement. In order to achieve the goals set, ISOE relies on the active participation of all employees with their respective specialist skills.
In addition to technical measures that have already enabled us to save considerable resources, such as our lighting concept or environmentally friendly material procurement, we intend to intensively turn our attention to social indicators as well. More detailed information on our activities and our sustainability management can be found in our current Sustainability Report.
Our sustainability management includes the following central areas:
- Reducing the Institute’s consumption of resources
- Sustainable mobility of employees
- Sustainable procurement
- Social responsibility and work at the Institute
Not only the internal, but also the external exchange of experience contributes to successful sustainability management. Here, our participation in a working group that is dealing with sustainability management within the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet) as well as our membership in the Ökoprofit-Klub Frankfurt are particularly noteworthy. By joining the Ökoprofit-Klub, we have also become a member of the German government's Energy Efficiency Network Initiative.
ISOE published its first Sustainability Report in 2016, which was updated with the Sustainability Report 2018/2019: For the second time, this current report provides a detailed account of ISOE's sustainability management. In the institute’s annual report you will furthermore find an updated summary of the respective current data and indicators.