16th German
Sustainability Award.

On 23 and 24 November 2023 at the MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf, it's all about the winners of the competitions and appreciation for different, successful ways to reach the goal.

"The big picture."

For the first time, the Corporate GSA is presented to the 100 pioneers of sustainability in German business. The new GSA Sport and the International German Sustainability Award celebrate their premiere.

Since 2008, the GSA awards have developed into an independent, distinctive event format. Especially in times of crisis, they draw their strength from the reputation of the award, relevant content, fascinating personalities, emotional moments and appreciation for the different responses to common challenges.

Year after year, the guests include prominent figures from business, politics, culture, sport and the media - multipliers for the idea of sustainable development. The GSA presents honorary awards to personalities who take on responsibility in their fields and are committed to ecological and social issues. Prominent laudators presented the awards. Musical highlights rounded off the official programme.

Excerpt from the guest list 2008 – 2022

On 23 November 2023, the Corporate GSA will be awarded to the pioneers of transformation from 100 industries. The result will be "the big picture", a unique snapshot of sustainable transformation: the sectors, the companies, the minds. Who will receive the GSA as a beacon and role model in a transformation field will be announced during the evening. The awards ceremony in all other categories will take place on 24 November 2023: Among others, the new GSA Sports will celebrate its premiere - awarded in cooperation with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and other partners.

Among the approximately 1,000 guests are personalities from business, politics, culture, sport and the media - multipliers for the idea of sustainable development. Prominent laudators will present the awards. Musical highlights round off the programme on both evenings. Tickets are only available to invited guests, congress visitors and on request.

The honorary awards of the anniversary year 2022.

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.

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.

Top politicians as guests of the GSA.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz opened the anniversary celebrations on 2 December 2022. Among those present at the awards 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, the GSA Design was awarded to Germany's leading designers in a similar setting.

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.

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.

Entertainment shows attitude.

In 2022, well-known musicians also supported social and ecological causes at the German Sustainability Day (GSD) and accompanied the two award ceremonies with musical interludes. Leslie Clio and the up-and-coming band Reiche Söhne from Leipzig provided entertainment at the Design Award Ceremony on 1 December, while Michael Patrick Kelly, Zaz, star violinist Tianwa Yang and Andrew Roachfors of "Mike & the Mechanics" performed at the 15th Award Ceremony on 2 December.

15 years of great names at the GSA.

With the honorary awards, the German Sustainability Award honours personalities from politics, film and music in front of a large audience. They are all united by their commitment to sustainability issues and their charisma. They create awareness - and help the winners of the competitions achieve greater reach.

Sustainable Set.

Right from the start, the set design of the awards ceremony relies on projections, the intelligent use of media and a simple screen made of recycled PET bottles. The podium and all wooden elements are stored and reused. State-of-the-art LED light and projection technology save energy and resources.