December 2 and 3, 2021.

The 14th German
Sustainability Award

More than ever, role models are needed who can drive change forward and use the crisis as an opportunity for real transformation. The GSA honors the best minds and the most effective concepts. 

Europe’s premiere award for sustainable engagement.

The Germany Sustainability Award will be awarded for the 14th time in 2021.With eight competitions, more than 1000 applicants and 2,000 guests at the awards gala, the German Sustainability Award is the most comprehensive of its kind in Europe. From 2020, the awards will be even more strongly oriented towards the goals of Agenda 2030 and its key areas of transformation such as climate, biodiversity, resources, fairness and society.

A network of sustainability.

The GSA is consistently undertaken as a multi-stakeholder project. The award is backed by the German Federal Government and numerous other groups of stakeholders from industry, research and civil society. The diversity of our institutional partners strengthens the award. The foundation is committed to the best possible implementation, transparency and independent moderation of the GSA.


More than one billion media contacts.

An Award is only as strong as the attention it receives. With over 7,000 reports, the GSA 2020 achieved a gross coverage of 1.4 billion media contacts throughout Germany. In addition to intensive press work, our organization cooperates with WELT, 3Sat/ZDF and other media partners from the daily and trade press as well as online media. Special inserts and advertisements introduce the stakeholders surrounding the GSA, generate press coverage and help to enhance the impact of the awards.

Entertainment that takes a stand.

Every year, artists from the global music scene light up the stage and take a stand for ecological and social issues, raising their voices to fight for positive change. They bring the radiance to the evening that all finalists and winners deserve. Past guests have included Annie Lennox, Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Cat Stevens, José Carreras, Art Garfunkel, Jamie Cullum, Nelly Furtado, Fanta 4 and the Scorpions.

The 2020 award ceremonies – live and virtual.

The premiere of the GSA Design on December 3rd and the awards ceremony for all other categories on December 4th were hybrid events: presenter, laudator and guests of honor in Düsseldorf on stage, finalists and award winners live via stream. DNP.TV broadcasted two evenings full of ideas on how transformation can succeed faster.

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