We act fairly and regionally

  • We offer organic coffee, organic lemonades and organic bars from fair trade.
  • We buy the organic coffee in Café Senkrecht from a local roasting plant.
  • Our milk products come from a regional dairy.
  • Eggs processed by us come predominantly from a regional poultry farm and from free-range husbandry.
  • The fresh potatoes come from local cultivation and our regional asparagus is certified organic.
  • We buy our pasta from a regional producer.
  • Fresh beef and pork come from the region of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria.
  • Fresh poultry meat from producers in Germany and Alsace.
  • Our apple juice is bottled in the region.
  • We purchase fresh bakery products from bakeries in the region.

We act responsibly and sustainably.

  • We do not use genetically modified products.
  • Our dining halls are glutamate-free zones.
  • Oils, frying and frying fats are purely vegetable and cholesterol-free.
  • We know our suppliers and ensure compliance with our specifications.
  • We buy our products without additives.
  • We buy exact quantities, cook in batches and therefore discard very little.
  • We have organic tea.
  • We offer sustainable alternatives to the To-Go-cup.
  • The MSC labelled fish comes from sustainable fishing.
  • We support the Initiative Huhn und Hahn Baden-Württemberg (Initiative: against chicken killing in laying hen farming).

We let ourselves be controlled

  • All our cafeterias are certified organic.
  • Our hygiene concept is controlled by an external hygiene institute.


You can do that:

  • Take home leftovers. (Food Waste)
  • If you are not hungry, order a smaller plate at the counter (food waste)
  • Say how much you want when you look it up
  • Use returnable cups instead of paper to-go cups (waste avoidance)
  • Return plates, cups and cutlery after use, they will be reused (waste avoidance)
  • Take less meat dishes, there are always vegetarian or vegan alternatives (climate)
  • Salt and pepper in portions: first try, then fetch! Or bring it back again (waste avoidance)
  • Only take as many napkins as you need
  • Inform fellow students about these possibilities
  • Use organic products and dishes (Mensa 1 in the buffet)
  • Picking up coffee grounds from our cafeterias - coffee grounds can be used for many things
  • For further ideas, suggestions and wishes please email the Studierendenwerk


Nachhaltige Mensa AG

We are in regular contact with the Nachhaltige Mensa AG. The Nachhaltige Mensa AG is committed to better communication and exchange between the student union and students regarding all Mensa issues, as well as to more sustainability (e.g. more regional and seasonal food, plant-based alternatives).