OVO has won the European Business Award for the Environment 2020-2021. This is a recognition from the European Commission for companies that play a pioneering role in the transition to a sustainable economy.
OVO won in the category 'Developing Country Cooperation Award'. With this award, the European Commission recognizes that by sharing knowledge, OVO makes an important contribution to sustainable development (environmental protection, economic development and social development). A total of 94 organizations from 16 European countries participated.
"Pride of Europe"
"The winners prove that regardless of an organization's size and location, economic growth and environmental protection can go hand-in-hand," said Gilles Gantelet, Director at the Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission. "These innovative organizations are the pride of Europe and our allies in transforming the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy."
Drive to achieve ambitions
The European Business Award for the Environment is a recognition that we are on the right track. "We would therefore like to sincerely thank all individuals and companies who support us as members, investors, donors, sponsors or strategic partners," says Björn Macauter, General Manager of OVO. "In particular, we would like to dedicate this prize to our more than 120 volunteers who are the powerful driving force behind the organization."
"This award motivates us to realize our ambitions: to increase our investment portfolio fivefold in 3 years and thus significantly increase support for African entrepreneurship. Together with them, we will have a major impact in the coming years".