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Comment by Vivianne Rau
News publ. 14. Sep 2023
adelphi, Europe’s leading independent think-and-do tank and strategic consultancy for climate, environment and development, has made it to the finals of the 16th German Sustainability Award. 140 experts voted adelphi to the top among the pioneers of transformation in the “auditing and consulting” industry.
More specifically, adelphi is nominated for the “German Sustainability Prize for Companies”, which is awarded to exemplary organisations by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) and WWF Germany. The award is based on the goals of the 2030 Agenda and, as a result, focusses on key areas of transformation. The nomination makes adelphi one of the "pioneers of sustainable change in Germany": the 140 jurors of the DNP for companies used their expertise, sense of proportion and courage to select those companies that, in their view, are leading the sustainable transformation in their industries this year, according to the DNP.
The German Sustainability Award is the country’s most prestigious recognition for exemplary ecological and social achievements. Since 2008, the DNP has been awarded in close cooperation with the German government, which has made the prize a measure of the German sustainability strategy. On the occasion of the DNP's 15th anniversary in 2022, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz opened the award ceremony. According to a study by the University of Hohenheim on the importance of sustainability and environmental competitions in Germany, the DNP is both the best-known and the most coveted award in this field (first place in each ranking).
The winners will be announced on 31 October 2023 in the form of a special supplement in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). The award ceremony will take place in Düsseldorf on 23 November 2023. Guests include Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and Federal Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius.