On 12 January 2021, the PSI Sustainablity Awards were presented for the 6th time. Due to the current situation, it was unfortunately not possible to hold the traditional live event at the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden with all nominees. Therefore, the association organised a virtual award ceremony together with Cybergroup, who supported the ceremony.
In this way, the contributors to the PSI Award Gala, but especially Michael Freter and Steven Baumgärtner, ensured a great and exciting broadcast of the Gala Night live from Düsseldorf. Of around 100 entries, 85 companies were finally nominated in the new categories. And when it came to the award ceremony, we were more than surprised and overwhelmed.
The jury’s assessment
In the category “Social Excellence” we were able to convince with our numerous measures in the social area. In addition to promoting our own employees, including family-friendliness within the company, Halfar also attaches great importance to the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities, for example.
In the category “Environmental Initiative” we were awarded for the environmental concept of our new logistics centre. On the one hand, the new building scores with its energy-saving building insulation and eco-gas heating. On the other hand, it offers a 1500 m² habitat for plants, birds and insects in the outdoor area. A win-win situation for man and nature.
The biggest success for us is the overall victory as “Sustainable Company of the year“. According to the jury, we “[…] convinced for the first time with certifications and audits in all three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social. The comprehensive environmental concept for the new Halfar logistics centre stood out as particularly outstanding.”
We also achieved 2nd place in the “Economic Excellence” category.
An eventful evening remains in the memory
We would like to thank all the participants of the PSI Award Gala for the great and exciting broadcast of the Gala Night! It was a pleasure for us.
We congratulate all the other winners and also all the nominees for their commitment and dedication to sustainability. We are on the right track and are all setting an example in the advertising industry. Let’s continue like this and beyond.
Here’s to a successful new year 2021, in which we can once again prove how important the topic of sustainability is.
Many, many thanks to you all!