President Mainzer was project manager and co-author of the position paper „Responsibility in Companies and Institutions for Sustainable Technology Development“ of the German National Academy of Science and Technology (acatech).
edited by acatech
This position paper attempts to determine exactly what responsibility means in the technological sciences and to initiate a debate about the changes needed to strengthen responsibility on a long-term basis. Returning to the words of Joachim Gauck, people’s trust is lost much more quickly than it is gained, and it will take time to overcome our cultural malaise. For individuals, research institutions, companies and acatech itself, responsibility is the key to winning that trust.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Wörner