Accelerating transformation

Global Corporate

People must participate in social, political and economic life regardless of their gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, skin color, disability or other characteristics. Business partnerships that are committed to sustainability and equal participation for all make an important contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Companies for
Agenda 2030.

Calling role models for sustainability and equal participation for all.

Together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this year's award honors role models for particularly successful partnerships in the areas of sustainability and equal participation.

All companies that successfully engage in partnerships to implement the 2030 Agenda and assume responsibility in their supply chains are eligible apply for the German Sustainability Award Global Corporate Partnerships.


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


The application period has ended.


Participating in the competition is free of charge.

Award ceremony

Renowned laudators announce the winners on 2 December, 2022.

The way to the finish line.

Companies in Germany and the Global South apply in tandem

By completing an online questionnaire, companies based in Germany are eligible to apply by 7 October, 2022, to work with a partner company from the Global South to promote the equal participation of women, girls, and LGBTIQ+ people throughout their supply chains, in their operations, and/or beyond.

The partnership should be committed to sustainable development in line with the 2030 Agenda and contribute to raising awareness among consumers and business partners on how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This is the jury 2022.

An independent jury decides on the finalists and winners based on the jury documents, personal expertise of the jurors, and insights from the stakeholder groups they represent. These are the jurors in 2022:

Dr. Günther Bachmann

Head of jury, former General Secretary of the Council for Sustainable Development

Nanda Bergstein

Chief Sustainability Officer, camm solutions

Prof. Dr. Julia Hartmann

Professor for management and sustainability, EBS University for Business and LAW

Dr. Axel Berger

Deputy Director, IDOS

Dr. Gabriele Geier

Head of Division, Agenda 2030, Poverty and Inequity, BMZ

Director, Federal Foundation Equality

Lisi Maier

Four great reasons to participate.


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


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


The winners and finalists take part in the awards ceremony.

Role modeling

With their good example, the finalists and winners help to promote development cooperation in order to implement the Agenda 2030.


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.


All award winners 2018 – 2020