PSI reveals winners of Sustainability Awards 2019

The winners of the PSI Sustainability Awards 2019

The fifth PSI Sustainability Awards were held on September 6 in Wiesbaden, where 140 sustainability promoters from the sector joined in the celebrations.

The winners in the best in class categories were as follows:

Economic Excellence
Winner: Bic Graphic Europe

Environmental Excellence
Winner: Schneider Schreibgeräte

Social Excellence
Winner: Halfar System

The winners in the categories selected by the jury were as follows:

Environment Initiative
Winner: Mister Bags

Social Initiative
Winner: Klio-Eterna Schreibgeräte

Sustainable Product
Winner: CD-LUX with Fair-PLUS Advent Calendar with organic chocolate

Sustainable Product – Product Set
Winner: TFA Dostmann with GlasWerk drinking straws made of glass

Sustainable Product – Product Line
Winner: b-token with Eco-friendly tokens

Sustainable Product – Writing Instruments
Winner: Schneider Schreibgeräte Link-It

Sustainable Product – Textile
Winner: Hypon with Seatowel

Sustainable Product – Paper
Winner: Wilken Verlag für Prävention with Aktiv Buch

Sustainable Campaign
Winner: GEBAS with E-CUP

Sustainable Company of the Year
Winner: Schneider Schreibgeräte

Special Award Sustainable Distributor of the Year
Winner: Chilli Ideas

During the afternoon of September 6, the PSI Sustainability Summit was held. Hosted by Helge Thomas, participants discussed how the promotional products industry can take on more social and ecological responsibility.

Also in focus was the impact the planned CO2 tax will have on the promotional products industry; as were purchasing criteria for sustainable, ecologically and/or socially responsibly produced giveaways and the social and ecological risks along the supply chain.

Speakers included Steven Baumgärtner, founder and since 1994 also managing director of cyber-Wear Heidelberg, Andreas Zamostny, co-founder and managing partner of S&C – Schlange & Co., as well as the vice-president of S&C North America, and agricultural economist Dr. Katharina Reuter. Paolo-Daniele Murgia also shared his experiences as the former head of marketing services at Roche Diabetes Care, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

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