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Environmental Policy of WSL


WSL is a research institution that focuses on sustainability. It is our particular concern to carefully deal with the available resources, to monitor our environmental impact and to continuously improve our ecological footprint.

WSL is committed to the environment and sustainability, and acts accordingly

We are guided by the principles of sustainability in research, teaching, implementation and operations.

We implement all legal requirements and are committed to surpass these where reasonably possible.

We use natural resources and our infrastructure in a sustainable way. We use renewable resources when possible and avoid environmentally harmful substances in the field. In our greenhouses we reduce the use of pesticides to the minimum.

WSL  plays a pioneering role and acts as a positive role model in respect to environmentally friendly behavior

We maintain and improve our ecological competence in research and teaching.

We continually reduce our environmental impact and improve our energy efficiency.

We consider environmental aspects in the choice of partners and suppliers and promote sustainable mobility.

We maintain our areas at all locations sustainably and ensure ecologically valuable habitats.

We make our employees aware of environmental issues and motivate them to act responsibly.

WSL maintains an Environmental Management System

We regularly analyze our goals and environmental performance and optimize the  involved processes.

We set measurable goals, carry out meaningful performance reviews, and take the necessary measures.

We inform regularly, internally and externally, about our environmental performance.