ARMOR solar power films among the nine « climate » finalists of the German Sustainability Award

by Dirk Buchhauser

After being nominated in July, ARMOR solar power films (Group ARMOR) has moved one step further by becoming part of the selective list of nine finalists in the “climate” category of the prestigious German Sustainability Award.

The 13th German Sustainability Award will be presented in Düsseldorf on 4 December 2020. The prize honours actors from the businesses that make effective contributions to the important fields of climate, resources, biodiversity and society. 23 companies within five categories are moving into the final round.

For Ralph Paetzold, CEO of ARMOR solar power films GmbH (German branch of ARMOR solar power films), this news represents a strong opportunity for the entity: “Looking at the very strong line-up of competitors, being a finalist is already a great success. We are more than delighted to be recognized as one of the companies that are seen relevant for shaping the future. We are proud to see that our OPV vision is already perceived so strong by the jury of the award although the revolution has only just started”.

Hubert de Boisredon, Chairman and CEO of ARMOR, confirms that this nomination “shows great opportunity for the future of ARMOR solar power films and confirms its leading position in the OPV market”.

Stephan Schulze-Hausmann, initiator of the award, confirms that “finalists are pioneers. They show how crises can be prevented and how our common future can be shaped”.

Other finalists in this climate transformation field include the non-profit search engine Ecosia, the maker of Thin-film solar modules First Solar, the GLS community bank, the eco-energy supplier NATURSTROM, the manufacturer, marketer and refiner of biochar NovoCarbo, the offshore Wind farm operator Ørsted Wind Power Germany, the technology and service company Robert Bosch and the manufacturer of pumps and pump systems Wilo.

The German Sustainability Award is the largest European award for excellence in sustainability in business, municipalities and research. It is presented by the German Sustainability Award Foundation in cooperation with the German federal government, municipal umbrella organizations, business associations, civil society organizations and research institutions. The framework for the award is the German Sustainability Day, the most popular annual communication platform for the Sustainable development issues, which will take place December 3rd and 4th 2020 in Düsseldorf. The German Sustainability Award is also now closely related to the sustainability goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. The finalists were determined in a multi-stage process for which in this year the international management consultancy EY-Parthenon and the Center for Sustainability Management at Leuphana University Lüneburg are responsible.

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