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.

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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 ends on 7 October 2022.


Participating in the competition is free of charge.

Award ceremony

Renowned laudators announced 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 was the jury 2021.

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 were the jurors in 2021:

Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann

Leiter der Jury, früherer Generalsekretär des Rats für Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Dr. Ingolf Dietrich

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

Prof. Dr. Imme Scholz

Stellv. Direktorin des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Ulrich Walter

Geschäftsführer der AUWA Holding GmbH

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.