Economic Excellence 2017

Winner
BIC GRAPHIC EUROPE S.A.

With a both comprehensive and scrupulously documented submission BIC Graphic Europe has won this category. 

Based on a strictly structured quality management system BIC has also created the foundation for outstanding performances in environmental and social management - as documented by their exemplary reporting. 

3rd Place
Schneider Schreibgeräte GmbH
2nd Place 
SC CHILLI IDEAS SRL

Environmental Excellence 2017

Winner
Schwan-STABILO Promotion Products GmbH & Co. KG

As a winner Schwan-STABILO has documented its in-depth appreciation of the ecological dimension of sustainability in every field of activity. 

These include especially the ecological design of production and corporate processes, the development of ecological product ranges as well as sustainable construction. 

3rd Place
WALTER Medien GmbH

2nd Place 
Schneider Schreibgeräte GmbH

Social Excellence 2017
Winner
Halfar System GmbH

The winner here is the BSCI member HALFAR with a documented sustainability network that also includes the integration company “prosigno” headquartered at the Halfar building. 

The involved shareholders and stakeholders act in a spirit of inclusion, integration and family friendliness – also vividly illustrated in the latest CSR Report.


3rd Place
SC CHILLI IDEAS SRL

2nd Place 
Brand Addition GmbH

3rd Place
SC CHILLI IDEAS SRL

Winner
Halfar System GmbH

Produkt
Halfar goes Oxygen – Initiative 100% CO2-neutral

“Halfar goes Oxygen” – Even the first cut of the spade for the new building back in 1999 formed part of a sustainability strategy. The “Initiative 100% CO2-neutral” was completed by a complete change-over to green electricity in 2017.

The jury recognised “a very consistent initiative and holistic approach without stand-alone solutions that is consistently implemented across the entire company.”



Environment Initiative 2017
2nd Place 
Brand Addition GmbH

3rd Place
Schneider Schreibgeräte GmbH

Winner
Brand Addition GmbH

Product
Wohlbefinden und die Gesundheit der Mitarbeiter

Brand Addition’s integrated approach to their staff’s wellbeing and health initiative brought the victory in this category. 

The jury recognises the “extensively documented staff-care model, that is based on an elaborate, active work-life balance with many incentives and a sophisticated support system.“




Social Initiative 2017
2nd Place 
Halfar System GmbH

Sustainable Product 2017
Gewinner
FARE-Guenther Fassbender GmbH

Product
AOC-Mini-Taschenschirm ÖkoBrella

FARE wins with its AOC mini pocket-umbrella ÖkoBrella.
As an advertising medium this double-action pocket umbrella combines sustainability with high utility. 

The jury felt this is „an outstanding product, manufactured from sustainable materials – very well documented with proven certifications.“





Sustainable Product 2017 -Product Set-
Winner
BIC GRAPHIC EUROPE S.A. 

Product
BIC Evolution Ecolutions Colouring set

BIC wins with the “BIC Evolution Ecolutions Colouring Set”! All plastic parts contain 50 per cent recycled materials in compliance with ISO 14021 standards. All paper components are FSC certified.

“A sustainably implemented concept specifically for the target group children. Also worth highlighting are the excellently documented social standards in production.”






Winner
Schwan-STABILO Promotion 
Products GmbH & Co. KG
 

Product
STABILO GREENLine

Schwan-STABILO wins with the STABILO GREENLine! The product line’s GREENcolors and GREENgraph stand for sustainable pencils made from FSC certified wood, while GREENfancy is all about bio-plastics and GREEN BOSS contains mostly recycled plastics.

“A compellingly thought-through, fully certified product line that shows on how many levels the ecological lever can be applied in green advertising.”






Sustainable Product 2017 -Product Line-
Sustainable Product 2017 -Writing Instruments-
Winner
uma Schreibgeräte Ullmann GmbH 

Product
recycled PET PEN

uma wins with the “recycled PET PEN”! rPET, the raw material used for the upcycling product, is recovered from the recycling process of PET bottles and is, of course, itself recyclable again.

 “A successful concept, especially when considering the joint communication concept with Bionade and the product’s regional identity. A success story!”







Sustainable Product 2017 -Textile-
Winner
Samoa Regenponchos e.U. 

Product
Bio-Regenponcho®

Samoa Regenponchos wins with the Bio-Regenponcho®! Manufactured from GMO-free maize flour (aka cornstarch), lightweight, tear-resistant, reusable. Rain poncho and ink certified with OK Compost seal, 100% biodegradable.

“It’s all about mass: in the age of mass festivals and open-air events, a sustainable giveaway that makes a massive contribution to waste prevention.”







Winner
Zettler Kalender GmbH 

Product
Kalenderserie Agrar

Zettler wins with the “Agrar Calendar Series”! The PaperWise paper is produced from plant remains using 100% green energy from biofermentation. It’s carbon neutral, unbleached, biodegradable and recyclable up to 7 times.

“Innovative recycling of agricultural waste plus local manufacturing. The series carries a number of excellent certifications.”








Sustainable Product 2017 -Paper-
2nd Place 
Victorinox AG

3rd Place
Join The Pipe B.V.

Winner
EMSA GmbH

Product
Dich behalt ich!

EMSA convinced the jury with its retail campaign “Dich behalt ich!” (I’ll stick to you) for the waste-avoiding coffee-to-go “TRAVEL MUG“. 

“A clear and simple message with a good storyline which is also received well by means of a plausible channel mix. Also striking is the “spill-over effect” this retail campaign has on the article’s use as a promotional product.” 





Sustainable Campaign 2017
Sustainable Company of the Year 2017
Overall winner
Schneider Schreibgeräte GmbH

The company that already succeeded in ranking among the Top Three in this category three times and among the Top Four in two other categories stayed a nose ahead at the end of the day. 

Schneider Schreibgeräte is the overall winner of the PSI Sustainability Awards 2017 due to a striking and both very well and explicitly documented wealth of activities. 






#Influencer of the Year 2017 -Special Award-
Winner
PF Concept International B.V.

The Special Award “#Influencer of the Year“ goes to PF Concept. The PSI Sustainability Award recognises the Flowchart concept for compliant-product search and analysis as well as the controlled compliance management of supply chains - the „Vendor Social Compliance Protocol“.

“Two concrete initiatives with traceable results as part of a clearly sustainable corporate philosophy. Strategy and implementation are underscored by documentation in the form of a Sustainability Report.”







Winner
Just So Clothing Company Ltd

Just so Clothing is the Startup 2017! A transparent online platform with the ethical mission of economically supporting women artisans from South Asia, Egypt and South Africa in terms of product development, supply chain transparency and mobile payments.

“A transparent business model that pursues the goal of lifting 250,000 women and their families out of poverty within 5 years deserves our support!”









#Start-up of the Year 2017 -Special Award-
The winners of the PSI Sustainability Awards 2017
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