ASCA wins the German Sustainability Award in the category “Climate”
ASCA was declared the winner of the German Sustainability Award, in the category “Climate”. A major distinction for the Franco-German company, European leader in the OPV film market. The ceremony was held in Dusseldorf in the presence of the Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and German Development Minister Dr. Gerd Müller.
The German Sustainability Award honours best contributors in the fields of climate, resources, biodiversity and society. ASCA has won the prize against recognised competitors in the “Climate” section. Among the shortlisted competitors were 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.
For Ralph Paetzold, CEO of ASCA, this prize means a lot : “We are more than honoured to receive this award, even more with regard to the high quality level of finalists. ASCA® Organic Photovoltaics is really a revolution. Today is the recognition of its significant place within the energetic mix of tomorrow. It motivates us to continue working hard on it, to deploy all its capacities”.
For Hubert de Boisredon, Chairman and CEO of ARMOR Group, “This award is the recognition that Organic Photovoltaic film is seen as sustainable answer for the energy challenges of tomorrow. It’s an honour to be part of this adventure as the global market leader”.
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 took 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 and winners 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.