Organizationally, the interdisciplinary topic of sustainability is directly anchored with senior management via the Chief Sustainability Officer. The tasks to be performed and the focus issues are developed and prepared by the relevant department - the Corporate Sustainability Office - together with the responsible specialists, and presented and discussed on the Sustainability Council. The latter approves the proposed resolutions on sustainability to be submitted to the Managing Board.
The Sustainability Council is composed of representatives of all business units, as well as the heads of the corporate functions relevant to sustainability. The council is chaired by the Chief Sustainability Officer, and representatives from other relevant functions may also be invited to attend, depending on the issues being addressed and if a particular need arises. The Corporate Sustainability Office is responsible for preparing the Sustainability Council meetings and manages the process of implementing decisions.