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.

Blue carpet
for the winners.

The award ceremonies in Düsseldorf on December 1 and 2, 2022, thrive on relevant content, appreciation for the best, emotional moments and sensitivity to difficult times.

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.

130 Speakers at the
DNT in Düsseldorf.

Europe's largest sustainability platform will bring together leading players from business, politics, science and civil society on December 1 and 2, 2022.

Honorary Award for
Prince Albert II
of Monaco.

Founded in 2006, the Prince Albert II Foundation is one of Europe's largest, most effective environmental and nature conservation initiatives.

"Cradle to cradle":
Michael Braungart
Honorary Award.

His mission: to design things so that everything can become nutrients and no toxic substances enter nature. The most consistent advocate of a comprehensive circular economy is being honored for his life's work.


Zaz is awarded for
"Social Commitment".

With her organization Zazimut, founded in 2017, the french musician Zaz primarily promotes educational, cultural and environmental projects that contribute to the sustainable development of our society.

Transformation in times of crisis.

At Germany's largest congress on sustainability, 130 top experts from the fields of politics, business, research and media will give talks and discuss in dialog forums with participants: How can the necessary transformation in economy and society succeed in the midst of geopolitical, financial and sociopolitical crises?

Great stage for the best.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz opens the award ceremony on 2 December. The German Sustainabilty Award will be presented to this year's competition winners by, among others, the President of the German Bundestag Bärbel Bas, the President of the Federal Council Dr. Peter Tschentscher and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. On 1 December, the German Sustainability Award Design will be presented to Germany's leading product designers in a similar setting.

These are this year's honorary award winners.

This year's honorary award winners include H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Cradle-to-Cradle inventor Prof. Michael Braungart, top model and philanthropist Toni Garrn, as well as the musicians Zaz and Michael Patrick Kelly.

All finalists 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. The applications have been evaluated and the juries have made their decisions.

Competition in difficult times.

This year's competitions were carried out 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.

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.