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"Sustainability first and foremost means to go beyond immediate utility and think in the long term, which requires assuming responsibility for the future."

Alois Glück, Member of the Council

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability means to equally consider environmental aspects, social and economic aspects. Thus, future-oriented management means: We have to leave our children and grandchildren an intact ecological, social and economic system. The one cannot be achieved without the other!

Further Information:

The compilation by the Aachen Foundation Kathy Beys offers detailed and concise information related to sustainability: history, definitions, goals, players and indicators, from brief information to links on to original documents and institutions. Dictionary of Sustainability