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Driving transformation

The 13th annual German Sustainability Awards.

Europe's most prestigious award for ecological and social commitment recognizes top achievements in sustainability. Wanted: effective contributions to transformation and courageous leaders who serve as role models.


The Corona crisis has come to overshadow every other current issue we face, including sustainability. We’re taking a stand and fighting back. All competitions are set to take place as scheduled. Perhaps the current shutdown itself will give you the space you need to participate. The virus will dominate 2020, but can’t crowd out every other challenge we face from the agenda, including our warming planet, mass extinctions and deepening social divisions. On the contrary, corona is also a change: immediate experience with managing a global crisis on a scale that we might face if the warming of our planet continues unabated. A deepend awareness of the fragility of the systems we depend on to survive might result. Important realizations about resilience, adaptation and sacrifice may be made. Perhaps new ideas for a new way of living will emerge. The GSA will continue to be a platform for leading concepts and effective measures to prevent crises and ensure our shared future. 

In order to efficiently and collectively mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 drastic measures are indispensable. We’d like to remind you that our application process for each of our competitions is entirely digital: online applications can be largely filled in using information that's available online. If any information is missing in your application forms as a result of having to work from home, that information can be supplied at a later date or taken into account in our evaluation process. We’re happy to extend our deadlines if necessary. The GSA has frequently been—and now is almost entirely—run remotely.

Stay well.

Now receiving entries for the competitions.

In cooperation with the German federal government and other partners, the GSA recognizes pioneers of sustainability in the categories of companies, design, municipalities, architecture, research, start-ups (NEA) and packaging.


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.


13th annual German Sustainability Day.

The GST is the leading gathering of German experts from the sustainability scene: in Düsseldorf on 3 and 4 December 2020, entrepreneurs, top politicians, representatives of civil society and local governments, students and start-ups will be meeting for the 13th time. The focus will be on how society can manage to transform itself in sustainable ways can be achieved more quickly.

Speisen und Getraenke des Green Events beim Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitstag.

Sustainable Event.

The GSA is comprehensively aligned with the principles of sustainable event management year round. The GSA prioritizes the consistent avoidance of environmental pollution over compensation. The GSA is a climate-neutral project.


Nearly a billion media contacts.

A project is only as strong as the attention it receives. With over 5,000 reports, the GSA 2019 achieved a gross coverage of 935,921,083 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.


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