IFAT Sustainability Award

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Trade show appearances often also tell how environmentally friendly a company thinks and acts. Make a widely visible statement about your own sustainability credentials. Several companies qualified to participate in the IFAT Sustainability Award. The prize has been awarded for the most sustainable trade fair appearance at IFAT Munich 2022.


Category 1: 0 m² to 100 m²

  • 1st place: Viacon
  • 2nd place: econ industries
  • 3rd place: Sülzle and City of Hamburg


Category 2: 100 m² and larger

  • 1st place: FAUN
  • 2nd place: Remondis
  • 3rd place: ITAD

Impressions of the Sustainability Award ceremony

On the winning side: our environment

The IFAT Sustainability Award goes hand in hand with Messe München's GoGreen CO₂ Audit: each participating main exhibitor automatically qualifies for participating in the award. What is the GoGreen CO₂ audit about? It is about offsetting CO₂ emissions generated by an exhibitor in connection with IFAT Munich. By supporting certified carbon offset projects from myclimate, you help drive measurable climate protection and sustainable development. And give your company even more credibility in terms of environmental friendliness.

Your award: prestige, PR and prizes

When participating in the GoGreen CO2 Audit, you will benefit from the exclusive marketing measures for the climate-neutral exhibitors at IFAT Munich. In other words: positive press coverage and PR, which even multiplies when you participate in the IFAT Sustainability Award—and, when winning, is crowned by prizes worth up to EUR 3,000. The award has been presented at IFAT’s opening ceremony on May 30, 2022.
Thank you for your participation!



Prof. Dr. Martin Faulstich, INZIN Institut für die Zukunft der Industriegesellschaft, Düsseldorf


Dr. Britta Bookhagen, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Berlin

Dr. Xaver Edelmann, World Resources Forum, St. Gallen

Dr. Christoph Epping, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Frank Wolfgang Günthert, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg

Prof. Dr. Martin Grambow, Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Munich

Dip.-Ing. Henning Kaul, Committee on Environment and Consumer Protection, Alzenau

Dr. Karl Kienzl, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Prof. Dr. Christa Liedtke, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Wuppertal

Dr. Peter Markus, Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf

Dipl.-Ing. Karin Opphard, German RETech Partnership, Berlin

Sustainable and innovative. By conviction.

Let’s join forces to set a good example and make IFAT more sustainable in an ongoing process. Learn more!

Code of Conduct


The evaluation criteria are based on the guidelines for the sustainable organization of events of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). These include energy consumption; waste/water management; stand construction, equipment and materials; transportation and travel; catering; communication; and the overall assessment of the company and its social responsibility.

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Sustainable and innovative. By conviction.

Let’s join forces to set a good example and make IFAT Munich more sustainable in an ongoing process. Learn more!

Code of Conduct
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GoGreen CO₂ Audit – your path to a climate-neutral appearance at IFAT Munich!

Everyone can make their contribution to climate protection, including you as an exhibitor at IFAT Munich.

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