ARMOR solar power films wins the German Sustainability Award
ARMOR solar power films (ARMOR Group; Nantes, France) has won the German Sustainability Award in the category “Climate”. This prize is seen as a major success for the Franco-German company, which is a European leader in the OPV film market. The ceremony was held in Düsseldorf in the presence of the German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Development Minister Dr Gerd Müller.
The German Sustainability Award honours best contributors in the fields of climate, resources, biodiversity and society. ARMOR solar power film 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 ARMOR solar power films GmbH (German branch of ARMOR solar power films), 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 organisations, business associations, civil society organisations and research institutions. The framework for the award is the German Sustainability Day, the most popular annual communication platform for sustainable development issues, which took place 3 and 4 December 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 were responsible.
Caption: A big success for ARMOR at the German Sustainability Award (photo: ARMOR/Dariusz Misztal)