Code of Conduct
Guidelines of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung for handling donations and sponsoring
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (hereinafter SGN) welcomes civic engagement aimed at supporting its collections, the diversity of research and its communication, as well as the infrastructural facilities of the SGN. The SGN is committed to the judicious and thoughtful treatment of the Earth and its natural resources. Through its research, it aims to contribute to a better understanding of the “Earth-human system,” its complex dynamics, and the far-reaching interactions between habitats and human influences. To study and preserve the diversity of life on Earth – that is the goal of the SGN.
Working at Senckenberg is based on team spirit, mutual respect and appreciation. The SGN considers itself to be an open-minded and non-violent organization and respects that protects the personal rights of every individual regardless of gender, ethnic or social origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, or political views. These values also constitute the basis for cooperation with the SGN’s sponsors. The SGN approaches its sponsors with recognition and appreciation and strives for a long-term relationship based on trust. In general, every sponsor, donor, or supporter should identify with, appreciate, and support the SGN’s values, mission, and goals.
In order to meet its claim to fairness and integrity, the SGN has developed the following Code of Conduct, which regulates the cooperation between the SGN and its sponsors. It addresses the SGN’s obligations towards sponsors as well as the requirements and exclusion criteria for collaborating with the SGN.