NürnbergMesse nominated for German Sustainability Award

NürnbergMesse has been nominated for the 2023 German Sustainability Award, with the jury acknowledging the many initiatives the Messe has brought together in its sustainability strategy since 2021.

NürnbergMesse has created a new Corporate Liaison & Sustainability department headed by executive director Tanja Rätsch. “Sustainability is going to be the yardstick for the future viability of many different sectors. That’s why we’re making a point of the topic not just within NürnbergMesse itself, but at more and more trade fairs here in Nuremberg and around the world,” she said. “We’re especially pleased that two more exhibition companies, Messe Frankfurt and Landesmesse Stuttgart, have also been nominated. That’s an acknowledgement of the entire industry’s commitment,” added CEO Peter Ottmann, who is also deputy chairman of AUMA – the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry.

Besides further developing sustainability strategy, NürnbergMesse’s new Corporate Liaison & Sustainability department will also be in charge of compliance with new regulatory requirements like the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

In 2021, NürnbergMesse first pooled its various sustainability efforts in a comprehensive sustainability strategy under the guidance of sustainability expert Prof Matthias Fifka from the University of Nuremberg-Erlangen. Fifka and Rätsch were also the initiators this year of the Sustainability Round Table in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region. Two more companies from that group, DATEV and UVEX, have also been nominated for the German Sustainability Award.

Photo: NürnbergMesse / Heiko Stahl