Excellerating transformation

Corporate
partnerships.

The textile sector reflects the main global sustainability challenges. A "textiles transformation" towards a stronger implementation of Agenda 2030 and the observance of entrepreneurial due diligence in value chains can make a fundamental contribution to achieving the SDGs.

These are the winners and finalists 2021

These three winners and finalists convinced the jury and prevailed among all nominees.

Brands Fashion with Sags Apparels, India (Winners)

Die Partnerschaft von Brands Fashion und Sags Apparels in Indien strebt einen ganzheitlichen Kreislaufgedanken an. Ziel der Kooperation ist eine langfristige Verbesserung sozialen und ökologischen Bedingungen beim Partner in Indien. Umweltschutz und eine ressourcenschonende Ausrichtung dienen dabei als Grundlage für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung vor Ort...

Deuter Sport GmbH with Vina Duke Co. Ltd., Vietnam (Finalists)

Entgegen dem Trend häufig den Lieferanten zu wechseln, um ökonomische Vorteile daraus zu ziehen, setzt Deuter Sport Sport seit über 25 Jahren auf die Partnerschaft mit Vina Duke in Vietnam. Mit dieser Art exklusiver Partnerschaft ist Deuter Sport Sport Vorreiter in der Outdoor Branche und dort kein zweites Mal zu finden. Alle Rucksäcke und Taschen weltweit werden in Vietnam produziert, ca. 3.5 Million im Jahr...

Kipepeo-Clothing with Kiboko Leisure Wear, Kenia (Finalists)

Die Produktidee von Kipepeo-Clothing entstand während eines Schulprojekts in Tansania und fand ihre gelungene Umsetzung in der Partnerschaft zwischen Kipepeo-Clothing und Kiboko Leisure Wear. Gemeinsam fertigen und vermarkten die beiden Unternehmen Erwachsenen-, Kinder- und Babykleidung, deren Motive im Naturkundeunterricht von Kindern in Ostafrika gezeichnet werden. ...

Companies for
Agenda 2030.

Wanted: examples of particularly successful cooperation with the Global South.

In cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), companies in Germany and their partner companies in the Global South who have made a particularly exemplary commitment to the realization of Agenda 2030 through partnerships will also be honored in 2020. We are looking for successful cooperations between companies in the textile industry based in

Germany and their partner companies in developing and emerging countries that promote the implementation of the UN Sustainability Goals (SDGs). These partnerships will be presented to other stakeholders as best practice examples for successful development cooperation in the textile sector’s global supply chains.

Wanted

Partnerships between textile companies based in Germany and in the Global South.

Competition

Questionaire: 2.10. to 30.10.2020.

Fee

Participating in the competition is free of charge.

Award ceremony

Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller and prominent speakers will present the award on 4 December 2020 in Düsseldorf.

Going for the gold.

Going for the gold. Companies in Germany and the Global South apply jointly.

Companies in Germany and the Global South apply jointly by submitting their questionnaire, companies across the textile industry based in Germany will present their partnerships with companies in the Global South by October 30, 2020. The prerequisite for participation is that the partnership promotes the goals of Agenda 2020 and is currently ongoing or ended no longer than 12 months ago. What matters is a clear focus on SDGs, concrete measures to implement the sustainability goals in Germany and/or the partner country, a high sustainability impact, and medium-term prospects for continuation

and success. Applications will be evaluated by experts from the German Development Institute (DIE) and the international management consultancy Kearney. The jury will decide on the winners, who will be announced at the German Sustainability Award ceremony in Düsseldorf on December 4, 2020. Representatives of both companies will accept the award together, this year's circumstances in light of the corona pandemic permitting. Click here to receive your digital invitation.

The jury.

Renouned experts select the prize winner.

Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann

Leiter der Jury, früherer Generalsekretär des Rats für Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Nanda Bergstein

Director Corporate Responsibility Tchibo GmbH

Dr. Ingolf Dietrich

Ministerialdirigent, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, Beauftragter für nachhaltige Entwicklungsziele

Jürgen Herzing

Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Aschaffenburg

Prof. Dr. Imme Scholz

Stellv. Direktorin des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Ulrich Walter

Geschäftsführer der AUWA Holding GmbH

Dr. Stefan Wilhelmy

Bereichsleiter der Servicestelle Kommunen in der Einen Welt, Engagement Global gGmbH

Four great reasons to participate.

Prize

The winners will receive their award in front of a large audience in a festive setting.

Communicate

The finalists and winners will have the opportunity to license the DNP seal to communicate their success.

Network

The winners will be on stage at the award ceremony on 4 December 2020 in the MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf.

Role modeling

With their good example, the finalists and winners will help promote development cooperation in order to implement Agenda 2020.

FAQs

The most common questions about the competition.

A big show for the best of the best.

Successful transformation concepts deserve attention right now, and the finalists deserve appreciation. The winners will receive their awards in front of guests from the business community, local governments, politics, research and civil society. It is their evening in the spirit of respect for the different paths to the same great goal.

To the awards ceremony
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