The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy is a non-profit limited company (gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, according to German law; Wuppertal Register of Companies HRB 7619) and belongs to the area of responsibility of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The working group Sustainability Management coordinates all activities in that field. Both Management and Supervisory Board compile reports on the Corporate Governance regularly.
The Equal Opportunity Commissioner looks after the area of equality and diversity at the Wuppertal Institute. She reports to the management. The Equal Opportunity Commissioner supports the Wuppertal Institute in ensuring equality between women and men. The aim is to promote and ensure equal rights, equal treatment and equal opportunities for all employees with regard to gender and diversity outside the Institute and also internally.