The Promotional Product Service Institute (PSI) presented its fifth annual PSI Sustainability Awards at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, Germany, on September 6. The awards were presented during the second annual PSI Sustainability Summit.

The Summit brought together industry and business leaders to examine the social and environmental responsibility of the promotional products industry, and discuss a range of issues, including the impact of a proposed CO2 tax in Germany; purchasing criteria for sustainable, ecologically and/or socially responsible production; and social and ecological risks along the supply chain.

The PSI Sustainability Awards recognized industry companies in eight categories as well as a special award for sustainable distributor of the year. The categories and award recipients are:

Economic Excellence—BIC Graphic Europe, S.A.
Environmental Excellence—Schneider Schreibgeräte GmbH
Social Excellence—Halfar System GmbH
Environment Initiative—Mister Bags GmbH
Social Initiative—Klio-Eterna Schreibgeräte GmbH & Co. KG
Sustainable Product—CD-LUX GmbH and its Fair-PLUS Advent Calendar with organic chocolate
Sustainable Product (Product Set)—TFA Dostmann GmbH & Co. KG and its GlasWerk drinking straws made of glass
Sustainable Product (Product Line)—b-token BVBA and its eco-friendly tokens
Sustainable Product (Writing Instruments)—Schneider Schreibgeräte GmbH and its Link-It
Sustainable Product (Textile)—Hypon B.V. and its Seatowel
Sustainable Product (Paper)—Wilken Verlag für Prävention and its Aktiv-Buch
Sustainable Campaign—GEBAS GmbH and its E-CUP
Sustainable Company of the Year—Schneider Schreibgeräte GmbH
Special Award Sustainable Distributor of the Year—CHILLI IDEAS SRL

For more on the PSI Sustainability Awards and award winners, click here.