Sustainable use of resources plays an important role for us, especially in our gastronomy.

Nature and the environment should be maintained for future generations of students. We work on this every day - step by step.

We prefer to buy regional products! We maintain a close contact to our suppliers. Milk, eggs, yoghurt and meat are 90 % sourced from Germany. Fruit and vegetables come to 70% from the region. Our regional suppliers include Neuland, Manss, Farmer Borgmann and many more.

We cannot always choose regional suppliers, as we need large quantities of food for up to 30,000 meals per week. But we try where we can.

In our cafeterias, we offer coffee, tea and cocoa products that have been fairly traded and sustainably produced. The assortment also includes other fair trade products such as banana bread, chocolate bars and chocolates.


We always offer rice and noodles in organic quality. As a certified company, we comply with all regulations to be able to use and label organic products.


By reducing fish and meat products, we improve the climate balance of our food supply. As alternatives there is at least one tasty vegetarian and/or vegan variant on the menu every day.

For this, our canteens are regularly awarded "vegan-friendly" by the animal welfare organisation PETA.

We participate in current projects for the optimization of food recipes. With the help of the online NAHGAST calculator we have checked some of our recipes for their sustainability value and adjusted them where possible.

In all canteens we fry and deep-fry without palm oil. Only rape seed oil is used. Palm oil as such only ends up in our pots if it comes from certified sustainable cultivation.

We support sustainable and certified fishing and prefer to buy fish and marine animals from sustainable fishing or aquaculture. We do not use endangered species such as eel, sardine and sea trout in our meals.


To avoid unnecessary food waste, we produce fresh and on demand. However, if food is left over shortly before closing time, we offer different last-minute specials in our catering to reduce food waste.

15 minutes before closing time, we offer the Save Food Meal in all canteens and several cafeterias. In this, students, staff and guests receive a main dish plus three side dishes at a much reduced price. In addition, our Save Food Bag at the end of our cafeterias' business hours also ensures empty displays. 15 minutes before closing, you can get three products for only 3,00 €. You decide what goes into the bag!

Any food leftovers are correctly removed and disposed of. We are legally obliged to do so. The waste is collected and fed into a biogas plant, which generates electricity from it.

Order something to go quickly and as environmentally friendly as possible? Gladly! We give our guests the choice. You can either borrow reusable dishes for 0,20 € per bowl and 0,10 € per cup or bring your own containers or cups. For 1,00 € (including first filling) you can also buy a reusable cup from us on site.


Exceptionally disposable tableware? But then with a clear conscience! The STUDIERENDENWERK only offers to-go solutions (salad bowls, cups, plates etc.) that are 100 % biologically decomposable. The to-go products are made of bioplastics, such as lactic acid.

For cups (including lid) we charge 0,20 €. For all other containers we charge (per single part) 0,25 € fee.


You have a green idea?

Then write to us!


Head of Catering
+49 201 183-2323

Achim Herrmann

Head of Catering
+49 201 183-2323

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