Awards and Prizes

German Sustainability Prize 2009

For its exemplary execution of sustainability concepts, Werner & Mertz received the highly respected German Sustainability Prize in the top category "Germany's most sustainable brand" for its Frosch brand in 2009.

The jury of the German Sustainability Prize recognized that sustainability at Frosch is equivalent to obligatory standards along the entire value chain in the areas of ecology and economy and social issues. The Frosch brand has stood for ecological sustainability at the product brand level since its introduction in 1986 and has therefore earned the title "eco pioneer" in the cleaning products industry.

Highly regarded awards underscore our commitment to integrated environmental management.

"The jury recognizes that Frosch, in its brand promise and brand management, particularly in brand adaptation to the customer's changing sustainability requirements, can be held up as a 'Best Practices' example, with first place in the category 'Germany's Most Sustainable Brand'," according to the jury's rationale for its choice.

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German Packaging Award in Gold

For its innovative bottles of 100% HDPE recyclates recovered from the Yellow Bag, Werner & Mertz received the German Packaging Award in the Sustainability category and also in Gold in September 2016.

Federal Ecodesign Award

Our company received the Federal Ecodesign Award in 2014 for its pioneering achievement in the development of sustainable, recyclable packaging.

ECR Award

Werner & Mertz stands for sustainable packaging systems with resounding success. The ECR Award went to the Recyclate Initiative in 2014.

Special Prize German Packaging Award

The Recyclate Initiative from Werner & Mertz received the Special Prize 2014 from the German Packaging Institute. Our company also won the "Best Packaging" prize.

Cradle to Cradle Innovator Award

Werner & Mertz was the first and only German manufacturer of integrally sustainable cleaning products to receive the highly respected international Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Award.

German Sustainability Prize

The Frosch brand was named "Germany's most sustainable brand" in 2009 because it combines financial success, social responsibility and environmental protection.

Most trusted Brand

For the 14th time in a row, our Frosch brand earned the "Most Trusted Brand" award.

EMAS prize, Austria

The EMAS Prize Austria is awarded to exemplary sustainable companies. In 2011 the Werner & Mertz subsidiary Erdal earned this prestigious award.


GREEN BRANDS is a mark of ecological and sustainable companies, service providers, products and initiatives. The Frosch brand in Austria and Germany is one of the Green Brands.

Grand Prix ESSEC

The sustainability of the French Werner & Mertz brand Rainett was honored with the Grand Prize ESSEC.

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Sustainability Prize