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What we stand for

We strive to achieve a climate neutral society through science and innovation. This is why we drive materials discovery, create new sustainable technologies and empower the research community in realising this goal.

In pursuing our mission, we take responsibility in our daily work for our ecological footprint.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Overview: Code of Conduct

Our actions are based on the core values of openness, reliability, respect, diversity, integrity, and commitment. We have formulated these values together as a Code of Conduct. It provides a binding framework for our work practices.

Good scientific practice

Rules of good scientific conduct

Overview: Good scientific practice

Scientific integrity forms the basis of trustworthy science and goes hand in hand with a personal commitment to science, which we consciously live by and foster at HZB.



Overview: Sustainability

For us, research, innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. We are committed to our social and ecological responsibility. HZB has therefore set itself the goal of becoming greenhouse gas neutral by 2035.


About Equal Opportunities at HZB

Overview: Equality

We promote equality between women and men and see this as an important prerequisite for excellent science. Women and men must be given the same opportunities. We are actively committed to this.



Overview: Diversity

At HZB, we encourage and value the diversity of our employees. We cultivate appreciative and respectful relations with each other, to give all employees room to develop their strengths.

Innovation and Transfer


Overview: Innovation and Transfer

Transfer has a high priority at HZB. We make sure our results benefit society. Our research infrastructures are available to users from industry. In addition, we provide advice to experts and decisionmakers and obtain licences for inventions.