9. Stakeholder Engagement

The company discloses how the socially and economically relevant stakeholders are identified and integrated into the sustainability process. It states whether and how an ongoing dialogue takes place with them and how the results are integrated into the sustainability process.

Currently staff members are involved as stakeholders (e.g. via employee survey). In 2012 our Board of Trustees (strategic advisory board) was involved more intensively and the stakeholder management was addressed systematically.
The development of the institute’s key research topics is being advanced together with relevant internal and external stakeholders. Within the institute a dialogue with the sustainability working group takes place and within Fraunhofer there is a dialogue among the Fraunhofer Network Sustainability which was established by several Fraunhofer institutes.