Awards

Gala Spa Award (2016)

On the 2nd of  April 2016,  EPEA´s CEO Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart has been honoured with the "Special Prize"  of the Gala Spa Awards 2016 for his dedication to promote eco-effectiveness and developing the Cradle to Cradle® design concept.

ImPose Award (2015)

On the 30th of May the Cradle to Cradle® design concept was awarded with the ImPose Award 2015. EPEA’s CEO Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart received the award in the category “environment”, which honors environmental commitment, at the ceremony in Hamburg.

Urban Mining Award (2015)

During the 6th Urban Mining Congress on the 4th of November, EPEA´s founder and owner Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart received the Urban Mining Award 2015 for developing the Cradle to Cradle® design concept. The Urban Mining Award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements towards the promotion and implementation of a circular economy.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award - SEA of Excellence (2013)

The Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award honors EPEA´s founder and owner Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart with the SEA of Excellence 2013 as one remarkable individual who has distinguished himself with outstanding achievements in the area of sustainability.

„Germany – Land of Ideas“ Award as selected location 2009

On the 21st of October EPEA was awarded the innovation price “Germany – Land of Ideas” as one of 365 selected locations. At the award ceremony in Hamburg a variety of Cradle to Cradle®-products were exhibited, “which relieve the environment with their unique concept”.

TIME Magazine - Hero of the Environment Award (2007)

In October 2007 the TIME Magazine honoured EPEA´s founder and owner Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart with the Hero of the Environment Award for his innovative and influential merit to protect the planet.

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart in the category “Designing greener Chemicals” for a "Eco-WorxTM" carpet, that has been designed based on the Cradle to Cradle® design concept.

Climatex

19 Awards and nominations for the furniture fabric Climatex which was co-developed by Rohner AG with EPEA 1997-2003. The Swiss company Gessner AG now produces and commercialises the fabrics.

B.A.U.M. Environmental Prize (1999)

For his outstanding scientific achievements, especially for the development of the Cradle to Cradle® design concept, EPEA´s founder and owner Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart has been awarded the Environmental Price from the German Association for Environmental Management (B.A.U.M.) in September 1999.

Utne Visionary Award (1995)

EPEA´s founder and owner Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart received the Utne Visionary Award in 1995 for being a visionary and innovative environmentalist. The award honours extraordinary people who don’t just develop great ideas but also act on them and try to change the world.