Sustainable development at BFH
BFH Action Plan for Sustainable Development
As part of its strategy, BFH has set itself the goal of consistently observing the principles of sustainable development in its teaching, research and operational management. The "BFH Action Plan for Sustainable Development" presents a reference framework for achieving this aim for the years 2018-2022. The plan not only includes BFH's understanding of sustainability, but also describes how sustainability is an institutionally established cornerstone of the university's priorities and goals for teaching, continuing education, research, services and operation. The Sustainable Development Office formed in 2017, together with its associated permanent committee and a specialist service, coordinates the BFH's sustainable development activities.
In February 2020, BFH approved a mobility concept. This creates a basis for developing measures to increase usage of more efficient forms of mobility that use less energy and resources, produce fewer CO2 emissions and cause less environmental damage. As a first step, guidelines for long-distance and plane travel are scheduled to be developed and a university-wide mobility survey conducted by spring 2021.