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Structure and Categories 2021

Category 1 – Sustainable Company

Economy: PSI Sustainability Awards – Economic Excellence 2021

Existing certificates covering your company’s quality management (EFQM, ISO 9000 ff. and others). Existing certificates covering, beyond legal requirements, the quality or safety management features of your company’s products: either products manufactured in-house or exclusively imported (EN ISO 22000, SGS Fresenius and others).

Category 2 – Sustainable Company

Ecology: PSI Sustainability Awards – Environmental Excellence 2021

Existing certificates covering your company’s environmental management (EMAS, ISO 14000 ff. and others). Existing certificates covering your company’s ecologically sustainable products: either products manufactured in-house or exclusively imported (FSC, The Blue Angle, OEKO-TEX 100plus and others).

Category 3 – Sustainable Company

Social: PSI Sustainability Awards – Social Excellence 2021

Existing certificates covering your company’s working conditions at your production facilities (SA8000, BSCI, OHSAS 18001, OHRIS and others).

Category 4 – Sustainable Company

Ecological Initiative: PSI Sustainability Awards – Environment Initiative 2021

Your company’s own environmental initiatives or environmental standards developed in-house (non-certified in-house corporate initiatives such as investments in machinery or working conditions considering ecological aspects, energy saving measures and carbon footprint reduction, recycling, waste reduction, reduction of water consumption, reduction of hazardous chemicals and contaminated waste water, green IT, photovoltaic systems etc.).

Category 5 – Sustainable Company

Social Initiative: PSI Sustainability Awards – Social Initiative 2021

Your company’s own social initiatives or social standards developed in-house (cultural, social and health-promoting employee benefits, diversity or inclusion measures, social or cultural commitment on behalf of your community/region, and/or charity, donations, aid projects etc.).

Category 6 – Sustainable Product

PSI Sustainability Awards – Sustainable Product 2021

Existing certificates your company has received for environmentally sustainable products: either products manufactured in-house or exclusively imported.

Category 7 – Sustainable Campaign

PSI Sustainability Awards – Sustainable Campaign 2021

A marketing campaign featuring an eco-friendly promotional product as a component of a series of coordinated communication and advertising measures.

Category 8 – Innovator of the Year

PSI Sustainability Awards – Innovator of the Year 2021

New from 2021 is the awards special category: This category is about a sustainable product and its story, submitted by a sustainable company. The consumer should learn about the history of the product, its components and the composition of the materials. I want him to know about the production sites and the people who make these articles. And, of course, the ecological footprint of the product and its journey, which it travels to its destination.

Category 9 – Sustainable Company of the Year

PSI Sustainability Awards – Sustainable Company of the Year 2021

Winners of th category are determined by adding the sum total of all scores received in the individual categories 1 to 8.