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The German Sustainability Award for Design is awarded for the third time

Düsseldorf, 1 December 2022 – On Thursday, the 3rd German Sustainability Design Award was presented in Düsseldorf for products, systems and services whose design promotes sustainable transformation in a special way. Supermodel and founder Toni Garrn and Cradle-to-Cradle founder Prof. Michael Braungart was awarded honorary prizes. Musical interludes came from Leslie Clio and the young band Reiche Söhne.

“Sustainable design provides answers to the most pressing challenges of our time and changes our lifestyle – users can choose sustainability and contribute to change,” says initiator Stefan Schulze-Hausmann. “Products and services that make this possible will become increasingly popular.”

DNP Design is Germany’s award for sustainable design. For the third time, companies, agencies, designers, students and start-ups offering a sustainable alternative with a particularly sustainable product, system or service could apply. The diversity among the 17 winners, who were honored on Thursday evening on the big stage at the MARITIM Hotel Düsseldorf, shows how sustainable design can be implemented in all areas of life. The winners include the eco-friendly product line EcoLine from edding AG, a vegan leather handbag designed for circular economy and compostable from Melina Bucher and a flexible, earth-friendly wind turbine foundation from Smart & Green Mukran Concrete GmbH. Examples of excellent systems and services are the app-controlled rental system for power tools from, the “Climate neutral salon” initiative from La Biosthétique and an electric bus concept for local public transport from Quantron AG. Within visions, Tobias Trübenbacher’s PAPILO lantern concept received the design award. The street lamp produces climate-neutral power via an integrated wind rotor, and a built-in infrared sensor ensures that the light is only activated when necessary.

Designers from all sectors met for the award ceremony. After two years in a smaller format due to the corona virus, 600 guests and over 50 journalists encountered DNP’s “blue carpet”. The focus was on outstanding results in sustainability and the thinking behind them. Science journalist Stefan Schulze-Hausmann moderated the award ceremony; TV host Ranga Yogeshwar, Natalia Klitschko, SOS Children’s Villages board member Lanna Idriss and futurist Matthias Horx announced the winners.

A list of all the winners of the DNP Design can be found in the appendix or at:

Press photos can be found at: German Sustainability Award: Press Photos & Downloads

The winners of the German sustainability award for design at a glance

  • Cozero – Cozero Climate Action Platform
  • edding AG – edding EcoLine
  • FiltaFry Deutschland GmbH – Grease separator FiltaFOG Cyclone
  • Girsberger Holding AG – Girsberger Remanufacturing
  • Holzwerk Rockenhausen GmbH & Co. KG – OrganiQ
  • Laboratoire Biosthétique Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KG – The climate-neutral salon
  • MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG Aa – Fully electric horizontal drilling rig HDD80-E
  • Melina Bucher – BAILEY – The handbag of the future
  • MEWA Textil-Service AG & Co. Management OHG – Mewa Peak
  • Quantron AG – QUANTRON CIZARIS 12 EV
  • Smart & Green Mukran Concrete GmbH – Wind turbine foundation
  • UG –
  • Trilux GmbH & Co KG – E-Line NEXT LED
  • Troldtekt GmbH – Cradle to Cradle certified Troldtekt® acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM™
  • Zukunftsweine GmbH – future wines


  • Tobias Trübenbacher Design – PAPILIO
  • JM Voith SE & Co. KG – XcelLine paper production line

Of German Sustainability Award is the national award for excellence in sustainability in business, society and research. With eight competitions (including the Next Economy Award for “green founders”), over 1,000 applicants and 2,000 guests at the events, the award is the largest of its kind in Europe. The prize is awarded by the German Sustainability Award Foundation in cooperation with the federal government, municipal umbrella organizations, business associations, civil society organizations and research institutions. The framework for the award is the German Sustainability Day in Düsseldorf, the most visited annual communication platform on the topic of sustainable development.

Press contact: Anne Noe, +49 211 5504 5511,

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