The award, which has achieved ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification, was founded in 1994 with the aim to promote companies’ corporate responsibility and a culture of autonomy, popularise the success of committed company representatives and foster networking among medium-sized enterprises. Since its creation, municipalities and associations across the country have nominated 18,000 companies for the award. This year, 1,157 companies have been nominated in the state of Baden-Württemberg, and Stadler was one of six finalists.
Stadler was selected by the award’s regional and final juries according to 5 criteria: its overall development, taking in consideration factors ranging from financials and awards won, to risk and quality management; job creation and apprenticeships offered; investment in modernisation and innovation; commitment to the community within the region; customer service and proximity, and marketing. Additional elements such as the company’s philosophy and history were also considered.
Mr. Willi Stadler, CEO of the Stadler Group received the award during the Gala-Dinner for the finalist companies of the state of Baden-Württemberg, which was held in the city of Würzburg on September 14th, 2019.
During the ceremony, Mr Stadler stated: “Parallel to the satisfaction of our clients and to the continuous innovation of our products, the appreciation of each and every collaborator and the commitment to the local region are very important for us. For that reason, we are incredibly happy that our company´s philosophy is honored by the jury today and we are receiving this important and unique German Award! Our sorting and recycling plants also make a valuable contribution to CO2 savings: modern technology for a cleaner and better environment!”