The quality audit berufundfamilie
affirms the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science as practising a family-friendly human resource policy. The certificate is awarded by berufundfamilie GmbH, which was founded by the non-profit Hertie foundation. The certificate is recommended by leading representatives from business, science, politics, and non-profit organizations. The Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy are patrons of the certification body.