The 2021 competitions start now.

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. 

GSA Architecture: Transformation in the building sector.

For the ninth time, outstanding and exemplary achievements in the construction sector will be honored. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2021. We are looking for buildings that stand out for their high design quality, innovative solutions and holistic sustainability.

The GSA for Packaging has started.

The German Sustainability Award for Packaging is entering its third round: In cooperation with REWE Group, we will again award sustainable product packaging ideas in 2021. Participation is possible now and until May 22nd via an online survey. The award will be presented during the German Sustainability Day on December 3rd, 2021 in Düsseldorf.

Apply now for the 14th GSA.

Companies of all sizes and from all sectors can enter the 14th German Sustainability Award until May 31. The award is given to business players who are leading the way with innovative products and services, high ecological standards in production or special social commitment in their supply chain.

Next Economy Award enters seventh round.

The top national award for founders who are helping to shape the transformation to a more sustainable economy has started. Startups that drive social and ecological transformation with innovative business models can apply.

Apply now for the GSA Design.

The German Sustainability Award for Design is entering its second round. Once again, the best examples of sustainable design from all areas of life and work, such as furnishings, food, clothing, mobility, communication and leisure, will be honored.

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.

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.

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.


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