Sustainability is important to us. To make research a little greener and the institute more sustainable, members of the MPI-CBG founded a sustainability group in 2019. Five focus groups are working on sustainability strategies in the areas of Lab, Office and Waste Management, Building and Energy Management, Canteen, Caféteria and Food, Travel and Mobility and PR, Networking and Reporting.

The sustainability group of the MPI-CBG is part of the Max Planck Sustainability Network, a grass-root initiative within the Max Planck Society. The long-term vision of the network is to contribute to an environmentally friendly Max Planck Society through less recourse-intensive scientific and day-to-day practice.