ICT Chairman Richard Gere has received the Honorary Award of the German Sustainability Awards 2019 for his advocacy and lifetime commitment for human rights and for his “work to draw attention and practical solutions to humanitarian crises rooted in injustice, inequality and intolerance”; a statement by the German Sustainability Award Foundation said.

The award ceremony was attended by the former President of the Germany, Christian Wulff, the Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Protection Dr. Katarina Barley, the Federal Minister for Environment, Svenja Schulze and the Federal Minister for Development Cooperation, Dr. Gerd Müller.

The German Sustainability Award has been rewarding exemplary sustainability achievements in economy, municipalities and research since 2008. With five competitions, over 800 competitors and 2,000 guests at the gala presentation, the German Sustainability Award is the biggest award of its kind in Europe. Ever since 2008, the prize has been awarded every year by the German Sustainability Award Foundation (Stiftung Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V.) in collaboration with the German federal government, local authority umbrella organisations, trade associations, civic organizations and research institutes.