- Health and Safety. The term ‘health and safety’ refers to all measures to improve the employees’ safety and well being at work – such as the prevention of working accidents, occupational diseases or work-caused dangers to health.
- Quality of Working Conditions. The quality of working conditions is a competitive factor of growing importance.
- Impact on Employment. Due to its innovative potential and key-technology character, the biotechnology sector offers opportunities for employment.
- Education and Training. In the biotechnology sector, the qualification of the employees is an important factor, since academic research and development form a key activity of the companies.
- Knowledge Management. Knowledge is an important factor of biotechnological production.
- Innovative Potential. Biotechnology offers a wide array of new development and application opportunities.
- Customer Acceptance and Societal Product Benefit. The acceptance of products by customers is significantly influenced through product characteristics and information as well as production conditions.
- Societal Dialogue. The most recent development in the area of biosciences, particularly regarding work with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), has attracted public attention and initiated an intense debate.