As one of eight companies, ACHIY and its partner company Peruvian Traditions from Lima were nominated in the Corporate Partnerships category.
With eight competitions and over 800 applicants, the German Sustainability Award is Europe’s largest award for ecological and social commitment. The award is based on the goals of the Agenda 2030 and thus on the key areas of transformation such as climate, biodiversity, resources, fairness and society.
In the corporate partnerships category, companies from the textile industry applied that are successfully involved in partnerships for the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and take responsibility in their supply chains.
Eight examples of particularly successful collaborations with the Global South were nominated. ACHIY and Peruvian Traditions argue with their transparency, sustainability and other contributions to important SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of the Agenda 2030. In Peru, these include compliance with the highest standards for animal welfare, the promotion of small businesses, the empowerment of women, the avoidance of child labour and the promotion of school education.
The jury’s reasoning is as follows:
The partnership between Achiy and Peruvian Traditions focuses on the topics of fair work and sustainability. A transparent supply chain ensures that each partner acts sustainably. Alpaca wool, which is obtained in Peru, is dyed in a natural and traditional way with regional vegetable materials and processed on solar-powered knitting machines. In addition to a regular income, the workers in Peru are also guaranteed the preservation of their traditions, which are based on respect for nature and a sense of community. The partnership combines future-oriented work with traditional production methods and resource-saving manufacturing.
In close partnership with Peruvian Traditions, ACHIY feels committed to the goals of the Agenda 2030 and proves the beauty and fascination of sustainable fashion every day.