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Sports Business/05/26/2023

The German Sustainability Award for Sport is launched - apply now!

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Sports world take note: Sport is a powerful platform to initiate change and build a sustainable future. That's why the German Sustainability Award (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis = DNP) organization has launched the new DNP Sport category. A new category that takes the pulse of the times. Associations, clubs, event organizers, operators of sports facilities, media, companies and athletes can now apply for the DNP Sport. The award winners will also be presented at ISPO Munich 2023.

A movement with prominent support

The DOSB and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, together with the renowned head of organization of the UEFA European Championship 2024, Philipp Lahm, presented the DNP Sport last year. The award honors outstanding ecological and social commitment in the field of sport. It is a signal to the entire sports world that sustainable action is not only important but also rewarded, and is intended to inspire ambitious sports organizations and athletes to implement initiatives with a sustainable impact.

The award and its idea are backed by "prominent supporters". In addition to the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), DNP Sport's partners include the German Football Association (DFB), the sporting goods manufacturer PUMA and the "Sports For Future" movement.

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Strong partner: ISPO Munich!

ISPO Munich is also a partner of the German Sustainability Award. The award winners will be presented at ISPO Munich in November, and visitors will be able to get up close and personal with the award winners at the trade show - maybe you'll even be among the winners yourself? In addition, the ISPO Munich 2023 program will pick up on the themes of the DNP Sport.

Set your own example for a sustainable future

The DNP is awarded to people who make an outstanding contribution to climate and nature protection, resource conservation and social cohesion. Whether associations, clubs, companies in the sports and media industry, or passionate athletes - all now have the opportunity to apply in six categories.

  • Sports associations and clubs,
  • (Major) events, match days and sports festivals,
  • Sports facilities and club facilities of all types,
  • Sporting goods, sports equipment and clothing,
  • Sports media and sports publications,
  • "Sustainability heroes and heroines of everyday life".

But that's not all! The true everyday heroines* who bring about a positive change with their sustainable actions are also cordially invited to apply for the award.

You can apply via an online questionnaire until July 31, 2023.

On Friday, November 24, the first and highly anticipated DNP Sport will be awarded during the 16th German Sustainability Day in Düsseldorf.

A driving force for a better world

The DNP Sport is not just an award, but a symbol for the future of sport. With concentrated power and support, DNP Sport becomes a driving force for change in the sports world and makes the vision of a sustainable and responsible sports industry a bit more of a reality. It is time for sport to take its responsibility even more seriously and strengthen its pioneering role in the fight against climate change and social injustice.

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