Sustainability manifests at the Competence Centre in projects that are socially, economically, and ecologically coordinated. Within the framework of its research, knowledge is always combined in an interdisciplinary way in order to contribute to sustainable development. For example, the Competence Centre supports the implementation of sustainability calculations for various products and processes.
The Competence Centre understands Circular Economy (CE) as a systemically conceived and resource-efficient concept in which ecological and economic goals are brought into harmony. As one of the centre's key approaches, the research group aims at environmentally compatible design of economic systems, for example based on principles from the fields of Industrial Ecology and Ecological Economics.