Kathrin Graulich
Kathrin Graulich
Kathrin Graulich

Kathrin Graulich

Deputy Head of Division
Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Special Expertise

Main areas of research: Sustainable products and consumption

Product policy tools (national, EU, international): eco-design, energy label, eco-label, green public procurement

For a long time, my research has focused on the implementation of the EU Ecodesign Directive, i.e. Ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (ErP). I also work on projects relating to criteria development and strategic development of the Blue Angel, to the EU Ecolabel and to green public procurement (GPP). My competences include product group-specific expertise, the implementation of product sustainability analyses and the initiation, monitoring and moderation of stakeholder processes.

Since 2008, I have been deputy head of the Sustainable Products & Material Flows research division, primarily being responsible for management and leadership tasks. I am particularly interested in personnel, team and organisational development.

Key Projects

Professional Training and Career

  • 2018-2019: Member (expert) of the Freiburg City Council Committee for Environmental issues
  • From 2016: Member of the foundation board of the Legacy for the Future Foundation (www.zukunftserbe.de)
  • From 2008: Deputy Head of the Products & Material Flows Division at Oeko-Institut
  • From 2000: Researcher at Oeko-Institut, Products & Material Flows Division
  • 1995-2000: Undergraduate course in Healthcare Engineering, specializing in environmental and medical technology at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences; qualified as an engineer
  • 1992-1995: Vocational training at the Deutsche Bank Lübeck AG, leading to qualification as a bank clerk

Language Skills