Environmental protection does not preclude economic growth. In fact, renewable energies alone have created some 370,000 jobs. “We need a green economy. We have seen the advantages it comes with in Germany“, said UBA President Jochen Flasbarth upon introduction of the "What Matters 2012" publication. Green economy means efficient use of raw materials and sustainable use of chemicals, subjects which are also addressed in the annual UBA publication.
After receiving silver in the Best of Corporate Publishing Award (BCP) last summer, UBA has received another award for its annual report. The German-language version of “What Matters 2011“ won bronze in the category ‘Annual Reports‘ in the second International Corporate Media Award (ICMA). "Everything is perfectly coordinated“ is the jury’s assessment, reflecting the same positive impression the UBA annual report made in the first ICMA. 241 publications from Germany and abroad entered the contest. Ten gold awards, nine silver and seven bronze awards were announced, in addition to many other acknowledgements. The ICMA developed out of the European Newspaper Award and aims to promote international exchange of creative ideas.
Global environmental problems can only be solved through international cooperation, e.g. globally binding treaties, targets and measures. This will require lending stronger support to international environmental protection organisations. ”Ever since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 the scope of environmental protection has reached beyond national borders. A lot has been achieved in the meantime, but we are still far removed from worldwide sustainable development,“ declared UBA’s President, Jochen Flasbarth, upon publication of the What Matters 2011 annual report. In addition to international environmental protection, other topics covered in the report include sustainable management of water as vital resource and environmental healthcare.
UBA once again scored high in this year’s Best of Corporate Publishing Award (BCP). The nomination of its “What Matters 2011” annual report in the ‘Specials & Annuals/company reports‘ category ranks UBA among the winners again. A total of 630 publications entered the contest, of which 167 were nominated for award. The BCP Award is given by Forum Corporate Publishing once every year.