Development of Sustainability in Aachen University Sports

 

Development of Sustainability in Aachen University Sports

The RWTH Aachen University Sports Center, HSZ for short, provides the members of Aachen’s universities with a wide range of sport and movement offers. It further organises various events throughout the year. As a central institution of RWTH Aachen University, the HSZ is aware of its educational mission and role model function. It views it as its duty to continually examine and develop the sustainability of its program. For the HSZ, sustainability represents a continuous process to be steadily driven forward.

Besides its own conviction to act sustainably, the HSZ also derives its responsibility for sustainable development from its function as a central institution of RWTH Aachen University. RWTH Aachen University is aware of its responsibility towards society and the environment and promotes the subject of sustainability centrally through the Staff Unit: Board of Governors and Strategic Matters. As part of its membership of the German University Sports Association (adh), the HSZ has worked to esablish the subject of sustainability in the umbrella organisation. In this respect, various actors were brought together in a network for sustainability, an adh-seminar on sutainability was organised in February 2019 and an adh sustainability prize was established. Since 2019, the principle of sustainability is established in the statute and mission statement of the adh and are thus guiding for all member institutions including the HSZ. Besides exchanges on a national level, the HSZ is also engaged with its partner universities on the European level.