The role of football clubs has changed in recent years. While clubs used to focus mainly on football, they are now also business enterprises. Accordingly, the expectations regarding football clubs and, consequently, the ability of these clubs to put something back into society are changing.
We – VfL Bochum 1848 - are aware of our social responsibility and do not see it as a duty, but as a matter of course and part of our DNA. After all, the aspect of being a football collective is even part of our name. From our point of view, this responsibility is not only a social but also an ecological and economic one. This is how we live our social commitment based on the values of our overall approach. In particular, the values of proximity, regional identity, tradition and social responsibility are reflected in our club’s social commitment. It is important for us to support cooperation partners that have their roots in Bochum and the surrounding area, which in turn forms the basis of sustainable, authentic and purposeful development.
In addition to our social responsibility, we seriously care about ecology. Considerate use of resources is as important to us as a football club as it should be to society in general. This protects the environment, and it is also economically sensible. An environmentally friendly approach and functioning environmental management do not only save resources, but also costs. In addition, they create transparency of ecological processes. For this reason, we have been steadily intensifying our ecological commitment. Corresponding measures are constantly being checked and improved.