The Organization

GREEN BRANDS is an international, independent and autonomous brand evaluation organization with headquarters in Veitsbronn (Germany, near Nuremberg) and offices in Hamburg, Vienna (Austria), Basel (Switzerland), Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Trieste (Italy).

GREEN BRANDS awards – in international cooperation with independent institutions and companies in the environmental/climate protection and sustainability sector – ecologically sustainable brands (companies / products / service providers / food / associations) and awards the GREEN BRAND Quality Seal.

With this award and the quality seal, which is a registered EU certification mark for ecological sustainability, brands with a proven commitment to conserving the environment, climate, nature, biodiversity and natural resources are honoured.

GREEN BRANDS thus honours the brands’ commitment to climate conservation, sustainability and ecological responsibility in a unique way.

Partners of GREEN BRANDS

Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Vienna. Scientific support and development of the criteria catalogues and the “GREEN BRANDS Index” for validation.

One of the largest market research institutes in the world supports GREEN BRANDS in the nomination process with representative market research studies in our respective countries.

INa of the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Institut für Nachhaltigkeit der Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin) Combination of research and teaching activities at the Berlin School of Economics and Law regarding Sustainable Science and Sustainable Economics. Cooperation in the further development of the procedure and criteria for validation and for the jury membership.

ALLPLAN GmbH was founded in Vienna in 1967 and is an international consulting company in the fields of building services engineering, energy and environmental management. ALLPLAN played a significant role in the development of the criteria catalogues and the implementation/evaluation of the validation.

With well over 500 members, the Bundesdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Umweltbewusstes Management e.V. (German Environmental Management Association) is a strong corporate network for sustainable management. Since 1984, it has been successfully linking economic, ecological and social issues – i.e. the principles of sustainability – in a future-oriented manner.

GREEN BRANDS has been an active member of B.A.U.M. e.V. since 2013 with the support of the Executive Board and as a member of the Jury.

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