The German Institute for Service Quality, the DUP Unternehmer-Magazine and ntv have once again presented the German Award for sustainability projects. Projects from a wide variety of industries were awarded.
The winners of the German Award for Sustainability Projects show how companies can successfully act in a sustainable manner. 268 companies and their projects were nominated, 64 convinced the top-class jury. The initiators - the German Institute for Service Quality, the DUP Unternehmer-Magazin and ntv - honor projects from all economic sectors that implement sustainability in an exemplary manner with the award.
The award of particularly good sustainability projects not only affects companies that already have a comprehensive sustainability concept in many areas. Companies that follow individual steps towards sustainability, are committed to selected fields and implement high-impact projects are also recognized as part of this award.
Patron Brigitte Zypries, former Federal Minister of Justice and Federal Minister of Economics D., underlines the importance of the award: "One of the intentions of the award is to make sustainable commitment visible at all levels. However, it should also inspire other companies and institutions to start their own sustainable projects."
A jury analyzed the sustainability projects submitted by companies, start-ups, associations and non-profit organizations. The projects can relate to different areas such as supply chain, raw materials and sourcing, manufacturing, products and packaging, services, online platforms or technologies. Projects on the topics of equal opportunities, education, further training, campaigns and initiatives as well as evaluation concepts were also taken into account. The evaluation categories were formed analogously to the areas.
The jury chairwoman Yvonne Zwick (B.A.U.M. e.V.) is positively surprised: "The number of nominations rose by a whopping 30 percent this year social discussion - there is no such thing as a universally valid image of sustainable management."