23 and 24 November 2023

The 16th German
Sustainability Award

Who are the most sustainable players in German sport?

This year, for the first time, the GSA Sport will be awarded to exemplary social and ecological achievements from the world of sport. Associations, clubs, companies and media can apply online until 31 July. The award ceremony will take place on 24 November 2023 in Düsseldorf.

Cooperations for the 2030 Agenda wanted!

The International German Sustainability Award, awarded together with the co-initiator Wilo SE, will be presented for the first time. The award is given for partnerships between German companies/institutions and their partners in the Global South that promote the UN's sustainability goals, primarily through technology transfer. Applications until 30 June!

The new Corporate GSA has been launched!

This year, for the first time, the GSA, in cooperation with the DIHK and other partners from politics, associations and research, is recognising the pioneers of sustainability in 100 industries. Companies can participate in the application process until 19 May. On 23 November 2023, the GSA will draw the "big picture" of the transformation of the German economy with 100 CEOs. 

Who are Germany's most sustainable start-ups?

The Next Economy Award is entering its ninth round. In cooperation with Evonik, start-ups are once again being called for that drive social and ecological change towards the "next", more sustainable economy. Applications can be submitted until 16 June.

The competition for the GSA Architecture has opened.

For the eleventh time, the GSA in cooperation with the German Sustainable Building Council - DGNB e.V. is looking for examples of successful transformation in the building sector. Sustainable projects can be submitted until 2 June 2023. The winner will be announced and awarded at the 16th German Sustainability Day on 24 November 2023 in Düsseldorf.

The highlights of the 15th GSA.

Who are the pioneers of transformation, what are the best concepts for urgent sustainable change? For the 15th time, the best were honoured in modernly designed award ceremonies on 1 and 2 December 2022 in Düsseldorf. In addition to the winners of the competitions, honorary awards were also presented to well-known personalities who bring the topic closer to society through their charisma.

That was the 15th GSD.

On 1 and 2 December 2022, around 130 speakers discussed the latest sustainability topics such as energy security, climate protection, circular economy and sustainable building with the congress participants. Contributions came from Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner, Minister of State Sarah Ryglewski and Klaus Müller, President of the Federal Network Agency, among others. The winners of the GSA  Architecture and Next Economy Award (NEA) were presented with their awards during the 2nd day of the congress.

GSA Design presented for the third time.

On 1 December 2022, particularly sustainable products, systems and services were awarded the German Sustainability Award Design for the third time. The winners cover all areas of life and offer sustainable alternatives. Honorary awards were presented to Cradle to Cradle founder Prof. Michael Braungart and top model Toni Garrn. The band Reiche Söhne and Leslie Clio accompanied the evening with musical interludes.

The honorary awards of the anniversary year.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Cradle to Cradle founder Prof. Michael Braungart, supermodel Toni Garrn, French singer Zaz and singer-songwriter Michael Patrick Kelly were presented with honorary awards on 1 and 2 December 2022.

Top politicians as guests of the GSA.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz opened the anniversary celebrations on 2 December 2022. Among those present at the award ceremony for last year's competition winners were President of the German Bundestag Bärbel Bas, President of the German Bundesrat Dr. Peter Tschentscher and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. On 1 December 2022, the GSA Design was awarded to Germany's leading designers in a similar setting.

All winners at a glance.

The competitions for the 15th German Sustainability Award were carried out in a difficult economic situation. Numerous companies, start-ups, agencies, designers and architects submitted their unique and innovative contributions to sustainable change. On 1 and 2 December 2022, the best were honoured in Düsseldorf.

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.

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.