AUSTRIA 2017 / 2018


The GREEN BRANDS Austria 2018 have been honored!


34 brands were honored at the Palais Eschenbach in Vienna, at a festive gala event on November 21st, 2018!

Prof. Dr. Helga Kromp-Kolb was honored as the GREEN BRANDS Austria Personality of 2018.


Those brands which have passed the first method successfully, have the chance to go through a re-validation process, and therefore the opportunity to re-award, and thus to receive the seal of approval with one star! Those brands which passed the re-validation successfully, are allowed to start the second re-validation process to be awarded for the third time in a row and receive the GREEN BRANDS Austria 2017/2018 label with two stars; those brands which passed the re-validation successfully the third time receive the GREEN BRANDS Austria 2017/2018 quality-seal with three stars!








Thomas Weber



Dr. Friedrich Hinterberger

SERI Nachhaltigkeitsforschungs und –kommunikations GmbH


Mag. Susanne Hasenhüttl


Scientific Project Manager

Doris Holler-Bruckner

oekonews-Tageszeitung für erneuerbare Energie und Nachhaltigkeit

Executive Editor

Mag. Stephan Blahut

Österreichischer Gewerbeverein


Mag. Markus Hafner-Auinger, MA


Managing Director

Dr. Christian Plas

denkstatt GmbH

Managing Director

Ruth Hofmann


Project Management oliv Austria

Sandra Majewski

Kommunikation für Nachhaltigkeit und CSR


Ulrich Weber

bio Magazin


Dr. Andrea Grimm

Studiengangsleitung Green Marketing

Fachbereichsleitung Innovationsmanagement

Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt GmbH – Marketing Campus Wieselburg


The fourth validation process is in full progress. The nominated brands will be informed about and can join the program. The first awarded GREEN BRANDS Austria 2017/2018 are:


claro   dmBio   Das Grüne Hotel   Brauerei Gratzer   Riess Kelomat  Ries   BrauUnion Österreich   Römerquelle   BuLu    SpitzAlmaWin  Klar EcoSensitive  K3 KitzKongress   Palfinger   W.E.B  alverde Naturkosmetik         Green Care   Hells Ferienresort     . Adamah BioHof                          Biolandhaus Arche     STYX Naturcosmetic


The Austrian Environmental Journalism Prize


The Austrian Environmental Journalism Prize was awarded for the second time on 21.11.2018 in Vienna. The prize honours outstanding media contributions on environmental and nature conservation topics in Austria. More than 70 entries were submitted on time and were submitted to the jury members for evaluation and decision.The prizewinners were awarded during the GREEN BRANDS Austria Gala in the Palais Eschenbach, the headquarters of the Austrian Trade Association in Vienna.



The prizes, worth a total of 8,000 euros, were awarded in four categories:




“Come, hot death”

FALTER by Benedikt Narodoslawsky



“Defenders of the Environment.”

on FM4 by Chris Cummins



“The High Price for Cheap Meat”

Television report in ORF2 (Am Schauplatz) by Beate Haselmayer and Klaus Dutzler


Digital media:

“How can I avoid garbage?”

Online contribution on ORF Meins by Irina Oberguggenberger



More information can be found at




The GREEN BRANDS Austria 2018 have been honored!

Gala Picture Gallery 1

Gala Picture Gallery 2

Press Review

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