The German Federal Association for Sustainability is a registered professional association and has been founded by people from the heart of society in the tercentennial of the German term “Nachhaltigkeit” on the arbor day April 25th, 2013. The operations of the German Federal Association for Sustainability (short: GFAS) are led by an executive committee. This is supported by a board of trustees and four advisory boards. Currently there is one advisory board established:
Once a year the German Federal Association for Sustainability awards the sustainability award “Federal Award for Sustainability” in five categories.