Search Report
2022 Sustainability Report
published 2023/08/01

Awards and Prizes

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MTB-News: 1st place for sustainability
VAUDE is once again voted the most sustainable brand in the readers’ survey of MTB-News, one of the leading online platforms in the bike sector.
Two awards at the German Sustainability Award 2024

VAUDE wins the prestigious award in two categories. With the “DNP Company”, VAUDE is recognized as the most sustainable textile company in Germany. The special award "Value Chain" is a cross-industry recognition of VAUDE's strong commitment to a fair and environmentally friendly supply chain.

International design award „Focus Meta“ 2023

VAUDE won the international design award „Focus Meta“ for the highly innovative and pioneering design of the Novum 3D backpack

Reuters Business Transformation Award 2023
VAUDE receives the popular international Business Transformation Award, which honors the world's best companies committed to sustainability.
German Sustainability Award 2024
VAUDE has been awarded the prestigious German Sustainability Award for Companies 2024 in the "Textiles" category. This accolade particularly acknowledges the outdoor brand's high level of commitment to a fair and environmentally friendly supply chain.
Readers' poll of the "Outdoor" magazine

In the readers' poll of the "Outdoor" magazine, VAUDE is voted as the most popular clothing brand in 1st place. In the category tents VAUDE gets the 2nd place, and in the backpacks category the 3rd place.

Female Allstar Board 2023

Antje von Dewitz is one of five winners of the Female Allstar Board - an initiative of the business newspaper “Handelsblatt” and Bain & Company - that honors outstanding women in leadership positions. Antje von Dewitz represents the Board in the CEO category.

Outdoor.markt Trophy 2023
2023 - VAUDE receives for the fourth time the Outdoor.markt Trophy industry award in the category ’sustainability’.
MTB and Rennrad News: 1st place for sustainability
VAUDE is once again voted the most sustainable brand in the major reader survey of MTB and Rennrad News, which are among the most important online platforms in the bike sector.
Top Brand 2022
VAUDE achieves the first place as "Top Brand 2022" in a large sports and outdoor survey by the German trade magazine "Textilwirtschaft". VAUDE was given top marks by retailers in almost all categories: Brand attractiveness, product quality, partnership performance, sustainability and fairness.
“Marketingkopf des Jahres” - Manfred Meindl, VAUDE 2022

2022 Manfred Meindl, VAUDE Head of Marketing, is honored with “Marketingkopf des Jahres” (Marketing Head of the Year) – in recognition of VAUDE’s consistent positioning and commitment to sustainability. This award is given to outstanding German-speaking marketing experts by the marketing trade magazine One to One.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021
Antje von Dewitz receives the prestigious business award "EY Entrepreneur of the Year"in the category of Sustainability as an honour for her commitment to socially responsible and successful corporate management.
CMO of the Year 2021
For the successful, sustainable brand management at VAUDE, Antje von Dewitz is honoured with Germany's highest marketing award as CMO of the Year (Chief Marketing Officer).
Role Model Award 2021 in the category "Family Entrepreneur"

As an entrepreneurial role model for the younger generation, Antje von Dewitz is awarded the Role Model Award in the category "Family Entrepreneur", which is presented by the educational platform Startup Teens.

MTB- und Rennrad-News User Award 2021 for sustainability
The readers of MTB-News and Rennrad-News, which are among the most important online platforms for cyclists, once again voted VAUDE the most sustainable brand.
Outdoor.markt Trophy 2021 for sustainability

VAUDE receives the Outdoor.markt Trophy industry award in the sustainability category.

GEM Award 2021
Antje von Dewitz receives the GEM Award for successful, sustainable brand management from the Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des Markenwesens (=Society for Research into Branding)
New Work Award 2020

VAUDE prevails in the online voting for the New Work Award and wins in the category "Explorer" – an award for its innovative corporate culture with a focus on trust and self-efficacy.

Lammsbräu Sustainability Award 2020

The Lammsbräu Sustainability Award in the category "family-run company" goes to VAUDE in recognition of its many years of holistic commitment.

Outdoor.markt Trophy 2020
For the second time in a row, VAUDE was voted the most sustainable brand by the readers of the B2B magazine “Outdoor.markt”.
MTB News User Award 2020 for sustainability

In a large reader survey of MTB-News, one of the most important online platforms for mountain bikers in Germany, VAUDE won 1st place in the categories "Sustainability".

Vanity Fair Award 2020

Antje von Dewitz receives the Vanity Fair Changing your Mind Award in London for her courage to break new ground and for her commitment to sustainable business.

SAZ Sport Ranking: 1st place for sustainability
In the manufacturer ranking of the trade magazine SAZ Sport, VAUDE was selected as 1st place in the Sustainability category.
Outdoor.markt Trophy 2019
VAUDE receives the Outdoor.markt Trophy in the category Nachhaltigkeit (Sustainability). With this industry award from the specialist magazine "outdoor.markt", VAUDE is honored for its outstanding and long established commitment.
TRIGOS Prize of Honor 2019

Antje von Dewitz receives the international TRIGOS Prize of Honor, Austria's most renowned award for responsible business management.

On behalf of Antje von Dewitz: Jan Lorch, Sales & CSR Manager at VAUDE (r.)

Brand Award 2019
VAUDE receives the Brand Award, one of Germany's most prestigious marketing honors, for 1st place in the category "Best Sustainability Strategy".
Recognition Award of the Integration Prize

The entrepreneur initiative “Bleiberecht durch Arbeit", which was founded by VAUDE together with other companies, is honored 2019 with the recognition award of the Integration Prize of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

1st place for VAUDE in a ranking of sustainability reports 2019

In the nationwide ranking of sustainability reports, VAUDE achieved 1st place for best transparency in the category "small and medium-sized enterprises" (SMEs).

Environment Prize for Companies 2018

VAUDE is awarded the Umweltpreis für Unternehmen 2018 (Environment Prize for Companies 2018) by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment for outstanding achievement in environmental protection activities within the company and for exemplary environment-oriented business management.

International Brand Colloquium award

Antje von Dewitz receives the International Brand Colloquium award for outstanding achievement in building up and managing the brand.

German Brand Award 2018

Antje von Dewitz is honored as Brand Manager of the Year. This award honors personalities for excellent brand management. The German Brand Award is one of the most prestigious brand awards in Germany.

“Award-winning Landmark in the Land of Ideas 2018”

VAUDE is honored for its Green Shape Core Collection. The innovation competition “Germany - Land of Ideas” is jointly organized by the German government, German industry and the Deutsche Bank.

GreenTec Award 2018

VAUDE received the GreenTec Award 2018 for its innovative, sustainable Green Shape Core Collection, one of the world’s most important environmental awards.

Eco Achievement Brand Award 2018

The sports trade fair ISPO presents the Eco Achievement Brand Award to VAUDE in recognition of its great commitment to sustainability and the completely sustainable Green Shape Core Collection.

Best Master Data Supplier Autumn/Winter 2018

Intersport awarded VAUDE the title of "Best Master Data Supplier Autumn/Winter 2018". The jury evaluated the Intersport suppliers on the basis of various criteria relating to the topic of master data. VAUDE has won this award for the second time.

MTB News User Award 2017 for sustainability
Admission to the Handelsblatt Hall of Fame 2017

Antje von Dewitz is accepted into the Handelsblatt Hall of Fame as the youngest family-owned business CEO and honored as a pioneer in German business.

Demography Excellence Award 2017

VAUDE receives the Demography Excellence Award in the category "fremd & heimisch" for its commitment to refugees.

LEA Mittelstandspreis for social responsibility
Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg

Antje von Dewitz is honored with Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg for outstanding commitment.

European Business Award 2017

European Business Award: Best in Class for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability.

Soul@Work Award 2017

VAUDE receives the "Soul@Work Award" for putting the company's cuture of trust into practice. Each year, individuals or companies who take preventative measures to ensure psychological wellbeing in the work place are honored with this award.

A.T. Kearney Family Award 2017

VAUDE is honored with theA.T. Kearney Family Award “Most Family Friendly Company”. This award is based on the results of a national employee survey on the theme Family Friendliness conducted by A.T. Kearney.

Nomination for the CSR Award from the Federal Governmentg 2017

VAUDE is nominated in two categories for the Federal Government's CSR Award. VAUDE is among the top five companies in Germany in the following categories: "Companies with 250 to 999 Employees" and "Responsible Supply Chain Management.

MTB News User Award 2016 for Sustainability

Best Practice Award 2016

Fair Wear (FW) grants the Jury’s Best Practice Award to VAUDE, Jack Wolfskin and Salewa for a joint initiative to improve working conditions in Myanmar.

Ranking of Sustainability Reports 2016

In a ranking of sustainability reports carried out by the IÖW (Institute for Ecological Economic Development) and the environmental initiative, future e.V., VAUDE has won 2nd place in the category “Small and Medium Enterprises”.

GreenTec Award 2016

VAUDE wins the environmental and business prize, GreenTec Award in the category “Green Office by KYOCERA” for the sustainable remodeling of the company headquarters.

Snow Industry Award 2016

At the ProWinter sport trade fair in Bozen, Italy, VAUDE receives the Snow Industry Award in the category "Best Green Initiative" for the Green Shape Concept.

Werkstatt N 2016

The German Council for Sustainable Development awards VAUDE with the “Werkstatt N” seal of quality. The Second Use Program was honored with which VAUDE, together with eBay, supports the private resale of VAUDE products using a “re-commerce platform” to extend the lifespan of its products.

DNWE Award for Corporate Ethics 2016

VAUDE is the recipient of the German Business Ethics Network (DNWE) Award for corporate ethics.

Ecosport Award 2016

VAUDE is honored with the Ecosport Awards in Paris in the category “Sustainable Management”. This award is presented by the largest French associations of sporting goods manufacturers under the auspices of the Ministry of Sport as well as the Ministry of Sustainability.

German Sustainability Award "Germany's Most Sustainable Brand"

VAUDE received the highest honors at the prestigious Greman Sustainability Award and is elated with being named "Germany's Most Sustainable Brand".


VAUDE receives the Green Controlling Prize 2015 awarded by the Péter Horváth Foundation in recognition of fully integrated green controlling in its corporate management process

Boldness in Business Award 2015

VAUDE is nominated for the international "Boldness in Business Award 2015" as one of the top 6 companies worldwide in the category "Corporate Responsibility/Environment".

Axia-Award "sustainable thinking, successful steering"

VAUDE receives the Axia-Award 2014 for its successful and sustainable business strategy.

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