Sustainability is a key aspect of strategic decisions of the University of Mannheim. The Mission Statement of the university also reflects this focus. The Mission Statement places great value on the societal responsibility of managers and researchers, equal opportunities of women and men as well as the promotion of (social) diversity in all fields of work.
In its sustainability strategy, the University of Mannheim follows a sustainability definition which is based on the sustainable development goals (SGD) of the United Nations and includes the two pillars “People and Planet”. The sustainability strategy focuses on the internal processes of the university but also on the university’s impact through teaching and research. Ideally, the sustainability-related activities of the university are not limited to minimizing negative effects but to actively shaping transformation and innovation.