Corporate Partnerships

FAQs

General Information

The objective of the prize is to identify examples of particularly exemplary partnerships in the textile sector, to put them in the focus of a broader audience and to present them as best practice examples to other companies based in Germany and abroad.

The award is sponsored by the Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V. (National German Sustainability Award Foundation) in cooperation with the German federal government, municipal umbrella organisations, the German Council for Sustainable Development, business associations, civil society organisations and research institutions. The award for Municipal Partnerships is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global.

Within the framework of the German Sustainability Award Corporate Partnerships, an award is presented to a German company and its partner company in the Global South.

The winning companies receive an award which symbolises the logo of the German Sustainability Award. They will be guests on stage at the award ceremony on 3 December 2021 at the MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf.

The finalists of the competition for corporate partnerships will each receive a certificate. In addition, they will receive two tickets to the award ceremony on 3 December 2021 at the MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf.

All nominees can acquire seals with which their own success can be communicated internally and externally within the framework of the terms of use.

Application

Companies from the textile sector that successfully engage in partnerships to implement the 2030 Agenda and take responsibility in their supply chains can apply for the German Sustainability Award for Corporate Partnerships 2022. Together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), exemplary partnerships between companies from the textile sector based in Germany and the Global South are awarded.

To participate in the competition for the German Sustainability Award for Coporate Partnerships, the companies must complete an online questionnaire. It collects the essential information about the partnership on the basis of key questions.

 

The competition phase I will take place between 15 September and 6 October 2021. During this period, the online questionnaire is available.

No, your application is free of charge.

Each participation in the competition leads to an intensive examination of one's own contributions to development cooperation, which can already be a gain in knowledge. Each participating partnership has the chance of being nominated and the chance of winning.

The winners will receive communication materials to publicize their success. They will be intensively involved in the reporting of the German Sustainability Award Foundation and its cooperation and media partners. The winners in particular are usually widely reported in the media.

A ranking will not be published, only the nominees, finalists and winners will be announced.

Yes, only the winners of the German Sustainability Award for Corporate Partnerships cannot apply.

Application Process

Participation in the competition for the German Sustainability Award for Corporate Partnerships takes the form of an online questionnaire. For data protection reasons, this area is only accessible via an individual code. By requesting the code and registering, you are not yet taking part in the competition.

Only when you click on "Send questionnaire" at the end of the form do you officially take part in the competition.

At the end of the application phase, all questionnaires are reviewed and evaluated by the assessment partner teams. After the questionnaires have been evaluated by the assessment partners, all applicants will receive feedback at the end of October 2021 as to whether they have been nominated for the German Sustainability Award for Corporate Partnerships. Upon nomination, the partner company in the Global South of the nominated partnerships will be given the opportunity to contribute a video statement to the application, which they will record based on three guiding questions.

The jury of experts will select the winner on the basis of the documents submitted and the interview results as part of a multi-stage process consisting of pre-selection, the individual consideration of each applicant, the overall assessment of the nomination platform and a vote. The jury meeting is expected to take place in mid-November 2021.

After the questionnaires have been evaluated by the assessment partners, all applicants will receive feedback at the end of October 2021 as to whether they have been nominated for the German Sustainability Award for CorporatePartnerships.

The jury of experts decides on the winner on the basis of the documents submitted and the interview results in a multi-stage process consisting of pre-selection, individual consideration of each applicant, overall evaluation of the nomination plateau and voting. The jury meeting is expected to take place in mid-November 2021. In the days following the jury meeting, the nominees will be informed about their results. The winners will not be announced to the public until the awards ceremony.

No, only the nominated partnerships, finalists and winners will be announced.

The questionnaire must be completed in German. The English version is for the information of the partner companies in the Global South. The organizers will not be able to provide the documents in other languages. The agreement and optional statement of the partner cpmpany from the Global South must be submitted in German (or in English) to ensure equal opportunities for all applicants.

The congress (German Sustainability Day) will take place on 2 and 3 December 2021 at the MARITIM Hotel in Düsseldorf (Maritim-Platz 1, 40468 Düsseldorf). The German Sustainability Award will be presented on the evening of 3 December 2021.

Registration/Login/Access code

Please check your spam folder, the email may have landed there. If this is not the case, please contact the office of the German Sustainability Award at ap@nachhaltigkeitspreis.de or 0211 / 5504 5516.

Please contact the office of the German Sustainability Award at ap@nachhaltigkeitspreis.de to request a new access code.

No, for technical reasons the access code cannot be changed.

Application form/Technical questions

Yes, participation in the competition for the German Sustainability Award for Corporate Partnerships is only possible by completing the online questionnaire. The non-fillable PDF version of the questionnaire is for information purposes only.

You can request your access code during the entire competition phase (15 September to 6 October 2021) and thus register and cancel at any time during this period. Please note that by selecting "Send questionnaire", you will send your application bindingly and will no longer have access to your data (even within the current application period). After the application deadline your access code is no longer active.

Yes, you can upload additional supplementary files. Please note the note on page limitation (max. 20 pages combined to one PDF). If the uploaded information is to be assigned to specific passages of your application, please make a brief reference. The jury will not be able to consider any other references or web links to further documents, websites or pages in a Sustainability Report. Please refrain from sending additional materials by post. These cannot be considered.

No, once you have submitted your application, the information provided in the completed questionnaire may not be amended or altered.

Yes, in the tab "Submission" (top right in the window) you have the possibility to save the whole questionnaire as a PDF file or to print it.

Data protection

All information provided in the questionnaire will be treated confidentially. The data will only be accessed by a small group of individuals employed by the German Sustainability Award and the assessment partners who are directly entrusted with the collection and evaluation of the data as well as with the preparation of the jury meeting. Participants will only be published in the event they have been nominated for or have received an award.

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