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Sustainability honoured: PSI Sustainability Awards conferred

Karl Knauer KG claimed the prize in Category 8, “Sustainable Company 2016”, and was thus so to speak the overall winner of the PSI Sustainability Awards 2016. Key Account Manager, Michael Wieckenberg (m), overjoyed with PSI Director, Michael Freter and the TV presenter, Tamara Sedmak.

Karl Knauer KG claimed the prize in Category 8, “Sustainable Company 2016”, and was thus so to speak the overall winner of the PSI Sustainability Awards 2016. Key Account Manager, Michael Wieckenberg (m), overjoyed with PSI Director, Michael Freter and the TV presenter, Tamara Sedmak.

D – “Time for responsibility” – this was the slogan the PSI (Promotional Product Service Institute) greeted the around 100 guests with at the award ceremony of the PSI Sustainability Awards 2016 at the Kurhaus Wiesbaden. The PSI Director, Michael Freter had secured the support of celebrities for the award ceremony in the form of the Swiss TV presenter, Tamara Sedmak and Hubertus Doms, Factory Executive Director at the baby food specialists Hipp, as the keynote speaker. The festive evening was an appropriate setting for the important theme of sustainability and paid tribute to the activities of many companies.

The sustainability prize of the promotional products industry was conferred for the second time. According to official accounts, 150 entries were in the running in eight categories in total. New this year: Due to the numerous entries in the category “Sustainable Product” the organiser had decided to introduce two additional sub-categories for “Product Sets” and “Writing Instruments”. Furthermore, participants in this category, who obtained over 50% of the jury’s votes received a recommendation for their product, the “Sustainable product recommended by PSI” seal.

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The winners of the PSI Sustainability Awards 2016

• Category 1, Economic Excellence: Walter Medien
• Category 2, Environmental Excellence: Karl Knauer KG
• Category 3, Social Excellence: Giving Europe
• Category 4, Environment Initiative: Victorinox – Landscape Protection Foundation
• Category 5, Social Initiative: Faber-Castell – The Faber-Castell Children’s Fund Foundation
• Category 6, Sustainable Product: Touchmore – Logoloop
• Category 6, Product Sets: Präsenta – Apple holder Appleday
• Category 6, Writing Instruments: manaomea – textile pencils
• Category 7, Sustainable Campaign: Staedtler – New PEFC regional label with pencils
• Category 8, Sustainable Company 2016 – Karl Knauer KG

// Dr. Mischa Delbrouck

www.psi-sustainability-awards.de

Photos: Dr. Mischa Delbrouck, © WA Media

2017-01-03T10:10:54+00:00 September 6th, 2016|