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"Sustainability requires that decisions be made - not in the distant future, but now."

Marlehn Thieme, Chairwoman 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