15 years
of the German
Sustainability Award.

Since 2008, the German Sustainability Award (GSA) has been awarding the best concepts for more sustainability and has become Europe's largest award for ecological and social commitment.

Olaf Scholz to be
guest at the GSA.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will be a guest of honour at the 15th award ceremony on 2 December 2022. As Federal Minister of Social Affairs, he was the first speaker at the GSA's premiere in 2008.

Last Call: Apply now for the 15th GSA!

The application deadlines for our competitions end in June. Last chance to submit your questionnaires for the Awards for Companies and the GSA Design.

Bärbel Bas patron
of 15th GSA.

The President of the German Bundestag Bärbel Bas becomes patron of the 15th German Sustainability Award. The event will take place on 1 and 2 December and consists of two days of congress during the day and two award ceremonies in the evenings.

Competition in difficult times.

This year's competitions are running in times of great uncertainty. The war in Ukraine will foreseeably have far-reaching consequences for sustainable transformation as well. Help for the people on the ground is being provided, among others, by our long-standing partner SOS Children's Villages, which we support. Perhaps this is also an idea for you.

Last Call: Apply now for the 15th GSA!

The competitions for the 15th GSA fall in a challenging economic situation. At the request of many companies, we are extending the opportunity to participate in the GSA. Please refer to the respective competition page for the current deadlines for the GSA Companies, the Design Award, the Next Economy Award (NEA 2.0), the special awards Packaging and "Local Heroes" as well as the GSA Architecture. Furthermore: Participation is possible in several categories (e.g. as a whole company and with a single product). 

A symbol of sustainability.

With the seal of the GSA, nominees, finalists and winners can document their top position in the field of sustainability - towards customers, suppliers, media and the financial world. The GSA seal is a renowned external recognition, makes the pioneers recognizable and ensures a head start in the market. The GSA seal gives consumers orientation in their search for sustainable alternatives.

Strong voices for sustainability.

From the very beginning, the German Sustainability Award has honoured not only the winners of the competitions but also prominent personalities who are committed to sustainability and social justice. They use their influence to motivate people to rethink and act sustainably. The GSA gives them a stage.

More than one billion media contacts.

An award is only as strong as the attention it receives. With around 6,000 reports and in cooperation with over 50 media partners, the GSA 2021 achieved a gross media reach of 1.5 billion in Germany. Alongside intensive press work is cooperation with 3Sat/ZDF and other media partners from the daily and trade press as well as online media. Special supplements and advertisements present the players around the DNP, generate reach and help to further increase the impact of the award.