What is our goal?

The Studierendenwerk is committed to its overall social responsibility. We want to refine processes and structures in all areas according to the principles of sustainability and the common good. For this purpose, we regularly involve our customers. Transparency and comprehensibility of our actions and goals in the field of sustainability are the standards we aspire to. We are constantly developing our expertise – so that studying in Darmstadt will be a success.


How are we achieving that goal?

We set verifiable goals for ourselves in the balance between economic, social and ecological aspects on a regular basis. Leadership tools and quality management tools help us to collect, process and use the necessary data and key figures, which are in turn used to operate the Studierendenwerk. In 2018, for example, we carried out a materiality analysis and established the current central fields of action for sustainable corporate management from our point of view as well as the point of view of our most important stakeholders. Based on this, since 2018 we have introduced a Sustainability Balanced Scorecard (SBSC) as a tool for controlling and reviewing the established business goals since.

For the year 2019, in the context of sustainability projects are pending in the areas of waste separation, sustainable catering, procurement and mobility. At the same time, in-house employee trainings on sustainability ensure that this cross-cutting issue is firmly rooted in every employee's daily activities so that the entire Studierendenwerk can pull together for more sustainability.

On the subpages on sustainability you will find all the information on what we have already accomplished in various of our business areas: from measures for sustainable catering in the canteens and bistros, in the student dorms and in building management to mobility, and also on our awards and certificates.

You can send us feedback and questions about our projects and measures in the field of sustainability any time at:




Sustainability Manager

Georg Richarz

Porträt des Nachhaltigkeitsmanagers Georg Richarz

phone: 06151 16-29438


Sustainability Report 2019/2020