WESEL, Germany - ALTANA was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year – Other Industries category in the first-annual German Stevie Awards.

The German Stevie Awards are the newest of the Stevie Awards programs, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace in programs such as The International Business Awards for more than a decade. All organizations in Germany were eligible to submit nominations.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for crowned, the awards were presented to winners at a gala banquet at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Berlin on March 27. ALTANA was nominated for the award by the organizers of the German Stevie Awards, who highlighted the company’s impressive combination of growth and sustainability and high level of social commitment as contributors to its selection for the honor.

More than 200 nominations from organizations across Germany were considered this year for the awards in categories including Company of the Year, Executive of the Year and New Product of the Year, among others. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 50 executives who participated in judging.