Corporate Sustainability

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ is dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have a clearly defined framework of values: our actions are guided by the principles of sustainability. At GIZ, our work is founded on the conviction that social responsibility, ecological balance and economic capability must go hand in hand if present and future generations are to live safe, secure and dignified lives.

In its revised Sustainability Guideline of January 2024, GIZ sets out its understanding of sustainability and its aspirations and positions itself in line with the latest developments in science and the international community.

Corporate sustainability is the responsibility of the Management Board. Our sustainability guidelines specify how our sustainability principles work in practice. They set out our understanding of sustainability and provide guidance on dealing with the conflicting interests and objectives that the various dimensions of sustainability give rise to. They form the foundation for GIZ’s operational policies and strategies and its processes and rules.

As well as complying with all the legal requirements, we have made a number of voluntary commitments at national and international level. And we also provide information on how we are meeting these commitments. This underlines our determination to adhere to the principles of corporate sustainability.

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