This year there were approximately 670 applicants for the competition – a 20% increase over last year – representing all key branches of the German economy. The award is the most prestigious sustainability award in Germany today. Until the winner is announced, all “Top 3” companies in each category will be recognized as co-equals.
Being chosen for this select group of finalists is a unique recognition of VAUDE’s years of consistent dedication on its way to becoming Europe’s most ecological outdoor supplier. Its holistic and systematic sustainability strategy covers not only the company’s performance as a whole, but also ecology in development, production and sales on a product level. This mid sized company with its headquarters in Tettnang, in southern Germany, has been regarded as an ecological role model within the outdoor industry for years and is leading the way by labelling all ecologically manufactured products with the company’s own ecologically stringent, quality label Green Shape. VAUDE contributes 1% of all sales of its Green Shape products to WWF Germany.
About the German Sustainability Award:
The German Sustainability Award is a collaboration between the German Sustainability Award Foundation, the German Federal Government, the German Council for Sustainable Development, trade associations, NGOs, and research facilities. This award recognises companies and leaders who serve as role models, combining business success with social responsibility and environmental protection – and who promote further growth through their sustainability activities. The focus is on consistent sustainability management and sustainability-related issues in brand management.
Further information about the competition can be found on the official website of the German Sustainability Award (with English language section): http://www.deutscher-nachhaltigkeitspreis.de
You can find out more about our social and environmental responsibility at the VAUDE Website. The new EMAS-certified Sustainability Report is now also available online. http://www.vaude.com/en_IN/responsibility.asp