On December 4, the German mountain sports supplier VAUDE was recognized with the “Environmental Award for Businesses 2018”. At the official award ceremony in the Neuen Schloss in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg's Environment Minister, Franz Untersteller, presented the prestigious award to Antje von Dewitz, VAUDE CEO, and her colleagues. "We are delighted to receive this distinguished award, as it serves to encourage companies to join efforts in the face of major global challenges. It is important to us to show that sustainable management not only works, but is also a critical factor towards success and the future," Antje von Dewitz stated. VAUDE won the award in the category "Industrial businesses with more than 250 employees". VAUDE will use the €10,000 award money for future corporate environmental protection measures. "With our award, we honor companies that provide inspiration and implement ideas for environmentally friendly business practices," as the Minister said. "In this way, award winners will also show other businesses the opportunities that exist in aligning their operational processes and economic success with the conservation of natural resources".