Application and selection process

The new application process makes it even easier for you to verify your Eco Performance:

Step 1: Registration

Register to take part in the competition. After your specifications have been checked, you will receive an e-mail containing access data for your personal login area.


Step 2: Short application

Log in with your access data. Your personal login area provides you with an overview of your status, activities, entry fields for your application, and case studies to help with orientation.

Initially just a short application is needed consisting of five questions. In this way the jury can quickly gain an impression about the potential of your sustainability concept. Simply answer the five questions online. You can interrupt your entries at any time, save your texts and edit these again later.

The submission deadline for the short application is 17.02.2019.

Applications sent in will be checked and assessed by the jury. The candidates with the most winning potential will be nominated for taking part in the full application.


Step 3: Full application

If you are one of the nominated participants, you will be enabled online for the full application and informed of this via e-mail.

Log in with your access data. You can now fill in the full application online. The full application consists of a questionnaire and short report, and images can also be uploaded. You can interrupt your entry at any time, save your texts and information and edit this again later.

The submission deadline for the full application is 17.03.2019.

Full applications sent in will be checked and assessed by the jury. Three to five applicants will be invited to personally present their concept to the jury.


The award ceremony

The winners will be awarded the Eco Performance Award 2019 at a celebratory prize award ceremony.

Conditions of participation

All companies from the transport and logistics sector that meet the following requirements are eligible to participate:


  • Established company
    Requirement: Large or medium-sized company
  • Start-ups
    Requirement: the company is not older than five years, has highly innovative ideas and also has constant growth

Service sectors

  • Road freight transport
    Requirement for established companies: disposition of a fleet of at least ten trucks
    Requirement for start-ups: none
  • Multimodal transports
  • Value-added services

Further requirements

  • Headquarters in Europe

Application documents sent in (short applications and full applications) must be authorised by the Board of Directors/executive management or authorised representatives. The application for the Eco Performance Award is free of charge.


Specialist jury work

The careful checking of incoming concepts is carried out by an experienced specialist jury. The jury of experts consists of respected members from the financial and scientific sectors. Under the chairmanship of Professor Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle (Chairholder for Logistics Management at the University of St. Gallen), the winners of the Eco Performance Awards are selected according to various evaluation criteria.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle
Jury chairman, full professor at the Institute of Supply Chain Management, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Wolfgang Krinner
Member of the Management Board Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH, Munich

Martin Burdorf
Head of Fleet Business Truck Tyres Europe/Middle East/Africa, Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Hanover

Wolfgang Niessner
CEO, Gebrüder Weiss GmbH, Lauterach, Austria

Dr. Christian Büssow
Vice President Supply Chain Management Grohe AG, Düsseldorf

Steffen Rudkowsky
Senior Vice President Head of EM Division Logistics Siemens AG, Erlangen

Dirk Franke
Regional Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe PTV Group, Karlsruhe

Dr. Gerhard Schulz
Chairman of the Board Toll Collect GmbH, Berlin

Marco van Kalleveen
Managing Director DKV Euro Service and CEO DKV Holding, Ratingen