News from and about Lean & Green

Here you will find a selection of publications, news and background information.

Since 2009 reports and articles are published about Lean & Green and the Lean & Green Management Award.


studies and surveys
studies and surveys
Press and Media Reports
Press and Media Reports

Our Book

Lean & Green: Best Practice

How to improve your business' resource efficiency

Daniel Reichert, Claudio Cito, Ivan Barjasic


The book presents best practice from European top companies that took part in the Lean & Green Management Award. It provides exclusive insights in how to interconnect Lean Management approaches with environmental and sustainability aspects. The aim is to transform sustainable strategies into effective operations.

- The book is available in German only -

Click here for more information


Lean & Green in studies and surveys

Evaluation of sustainability competitions

Dr. Beate Gebhardt & Ines Kefer

UNIVERSITY OF HOHENHEIM - Institute of Agricultural Policy and Market Economics
Department of Agricultural Markets and Agricultural Marketing


Multi-stage empirical study on corporate sustainability assessment in sustainability competitions in Germany in summer 2018. The Lean & Green Management Award is rated as one of the best sustainability awards. - This study is available in German only -

You can download a free short version here.


Lean & Green Study

Daniel Reichert, Nina Blöhs / Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Bräutigam, Markus Dürr

Growtth® Consulting Europe GmbH / FH Würzburg Schweinfurt (FHWS)


The study examines which connections exist between Lean & Green and how successful companies distinguish from others. The focus is on the question of how lean management and digitalization can comprehensively and sustainably increase the resource efficiency of companies.

Please contact us for a free copy


Selected Media Reports

Festo erhält Auszeichnung für Ressourceneffizienz in Bulgarien

Short report about the Festo plant in Bulgaria which succeeds in implementing resource-efficient value chains that reduce costs and increase the sustainability of business processes


Lean & Green: Das sind Europas beste Unternehmen

Article in German from the magazine “Automobil Industrie” about the Lean & Green Management Award 2019.



Lean & Green Management Award 2017

Article in Italian from the magazine “Repubblica Motori” about the “Lean & Green Management Award alla fabbrica di Biella”.

Repubblica Motori


Lean & Green Summit: Ressourcen schonen!

Article in German from the magazine “MaschinenMarkt” about announcement and background to the Lean & Green Summit.



Rechner mit Herz

Article in German from the newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. The FAZ writes a portrait about Marcel Hofer and the approach and concept of success of Lean & Green.

FAZ Special Energy Efficiency / October 24, 2013


Unternehmensberater senken Energiekosten

TV report at the ARD Morgenmagazin

ARD Moma Beitrag


Kleine Klappe, große Wirkung

Article in German from the “Brand eins Wirtschaftsmagazin”.  Thousands of companies could save a lot of money with little effort. A sawmill shows how that works.