Pioneering the way to a sustainable world

The thematic complex of the sustainable raw material and energy turnaround is the focus of our work. Since our founding in 1990, our goal has been to conduct sustainable research in the fields of environmental, safety and energy technology. For us, topics such as regenerative energies, renewable raw materials and energy efficiency, innovative materials, water and wastewater technology, and knowledge and resource management are among the research areas of the future.

Our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

With our projects and portfolio in the areas of climate-neutral energy systems, resource-efficient processes and circular products, we are making concrete contributions to achieving the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing so, the following six goals in particular are the focus of our researchers.


Sustainability Group

The complex issues of the sustainable shift in raw materials and energy transition form the main focus of our work. Since the foundation of Fraunhofer UMSICHT in 1990 it has been our aim to conduct sustainable research in the areas of environmental, safety and energy technology.


Sustainability Reports

The sustainability reports of Fraunhofer UMSICHT are aligned with the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative.


Sustainability and Participation

Objective of the department: to enable UMSICHT customers to contribute to sustainable development through their actions.