Sustainability at the Studierendenwerk

We put great emphasis on sustainability, especially sustainable development, at the Studierendenwerk. That is why we are committed to sustainable action in all our areas of activity. However, what exactly does sustainability mean and is there a common definition for it?
In general, sustainability refers to an activity or development that takes into account current needs without limiting the opportunities of future generations.
In 1997, the European Union formulated the three pillars of sustainability in the Amsterdam Treaty as follows: The ecological (environmental) pillar, the economic (economic) pillar and the social (societal) pillar of sustainability. The state of Baden-Württemberg has incorporated the three pillars in the WIN-Charta. Sustainable action means that we use natural resources responsibly, apply sustainable economic practices and promote social justice.

We have made it our task to review all areas of our business activities with regard to these pillars. Where are we now? Where do we still need to improve and how can we faster progress in these areas? Our CO2 footprint has been determined annually since 2020 using a key figure-based climate protection concept.

WIN Charta: Sustainability Report

Our sustainability report presents the ecological and social impact of our core business as well as our commitment to sustainability.
Here you can download the WIN-Charta report of the year 2021.

Sustainability in the Housing Department

We always strive to use durable materials that withstand the high usage requirements and enable targeted measures for energy-saving living. Regardless of this, we try to live sustainably with our student tenants and support them with tips and tricks (e.g. proper ventilation, save electricity and much more).

Read more on the topic Sustainability in the Housing Department here.

Sustainability in the Campus Catering Department

Sustainability plays also an important role in this department. The role focuses on health, social, ecological and thus sustainable aspects. We use products with an MSC certificate, from fair trade, with regional origin and from species-appropriate husbandry.

Read more on the topic Sustainability in the Campus Catering Department here.