Doing the right thing - not just the normal thing

The VBGU promotes and accompanies its members' business development with a particular affinity to the field of mining and raw materials, wide reaching expertise and national and international networking.


The Association advises and supports its members especially in wage policy matters, in economic questions or in the development of new economic mainstays, both at home and abroad. Its activities also include representation of interests to ministries, officials and administrations in addition to cooperation with other associations and groups.

Experts from member companies are active in committees and workgroups within the Association, in regional and supra-regional economic associations and in self-governing bodies. On top of this, we work constructively with other associations, administrations and organisations.


The Verband Bergbau Geologie und Umwelt e.V. is itself a member of the following organisations:


The VBGU collaborates with:

  • BDG – Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler e.V. in Bonn


Committees and workgroups

Our experts are currently actively working in the

  • Public relations workgroup
  • The workgroup for geotechnics expert assessors