Formnext Awards – setting the stage for AM progress

Enter the Formnext Awards, which will be conferred on innovative firms, sustainable business ideas, groundbreaking technologies, and much more. There is sure to be a category in which you can shine.

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Sustainability is a crucial concern for us. We strive to make our activities around the trade fair and throughout the year as sustainable as possible. Find out more about some of our actions for a green and fair future.

Simply sustainable

Simply sustainable

As an event of the Messe Frankfurt Group, Formnext is not only part of the first German trade fair company to become a member of the United Nations Global Compact in 2010. Formnext also has an exhibition center operator at its side whose strategic orientation has been determined by its sustainable business practices for decades. A particular focus, of course, is on the environment and sustainability.


  • The systematic separation and recycling of waste at the Frankfurt fair grounds is proving its worth, with up to 90 percent of the waste generated being fed back into the material cycle each year.
  • The photovoltaic systems on the site supply electricity for over 500 households.
  • In addition, of course, we use 100% green electricity.
  • The Frankfurt exhibition grounds are a green oasis in the middle of the city: More than 40 percent of the open space is unsealed. Lawns, shrubs and around 890 trees create a pleasant microclimate. More than 244 vines make Frankfurt one of the few cities with its own vineyard.
  • we produce all print media for Formnext on FSC-certified paper and we avoid environmentally harmful finishing methods as far as possible
  • we compensate the CO² emissions for the production as well as the distribution of the Formnext magazine by reforestation projects, e.g. with the help of

Of course, that is by no means all. You can find more information on our 4 fields of action Social Responsibility, Environment and Sustainability, Education and Science, and Sports and Culture, the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and Messe Frankfurt's Sustainability Report here:

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