Excellerating transformation


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.

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.


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


Questionaire: 2.10. to 30.10.2020.


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.

Apply now!

Click here to register.

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.

Meet the Jury 2019.

Renouned experts select the prize winner.

Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann

Former Secretary General of the Council for Sustainable Development

Mitglied der Jury fuer globale Partnerschaften, Claudia Brueck

Claudia Brück

Director of Communications and Politics at TransFair e.V.

Dr. Maria Flachsbarth

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Mitglied der Jury fuer globale Partnerschaften, Dr. Monika Griefahn

Dr. Monika Griefahn

Former state minister, founder of the Institute for Environment, Media and Culture

Dr. Imme Scholz

Deputy Director of the German Development Institute (DIE)

Ulrich Walter

Managing director of Ulrich Walter GmbH/Lebensbaum

Mitglied der Jury fuer globale Partnerschaften, Dr. Dieter Salomon

Dr. Dieter Salomon

Managing Director IHK Südlicher Oberrhein

Mitglied der Jury fuer globale Partnerschaften, Dr. Stefan Wilhelmy

Dr. Stefan Wilhelmy

Head of the Service Agency Communities in One World, Engagement Global gGmbH

Four great reasons to participate.


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


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


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.


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.

All previous winners.

For the third year in a row, the DNP will be rewarding and motivating the participating companies in Germany and the Global South. Nomination, participation in the final round and the award itself are what drive these companies forward. Successful participants benefit from the DNP foundation's reporting and the media response.


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