European Social Firm of the Year 2020

AfB was able to prevail in the Europe-wide tender, carried out by Social Firms Europe CEFEC and convinced the jury with its overall concept of social inclusion, fair salaries, ecological sustainability and economic success.

AfB accepts the award as Europe's Social Firm 2020

Felicitas Kresimon, CEFEC president, and Christoph Teusch, AfB gGmbH

Social Firms Europe / CEFEC AWARD / Auszeichnung zum Bund sozial engagierter Unternehmen

Social Firms Europe CEFEC is the European wide network of inclusion companies

In her laudation, CEFEC President Christiane Haerlin explained the jury's decision: "We awarded you, because you have a European wide net already, you have a high rate of disabled employees and you pay a fair wage, you cater for green economy and you've given us facts and figures which convinced us.


 "We would like to thank you for this valuable award, which makes us very proud. The award is above all a recognition of the high-quality work of our employees. Currently, many borders in Europe are being closed, which is certainly necessary. But even in such difficult times it is our ambition to think about inclusion throughout Europe and to act accordingly," affirms AfB Managing Director Daniel Büchle.


The planned award ceremony should take place on 18.03.2020 during the LWL trade fair in Dortmund. Due to the tense situation caused by the Corona virus, it was decided without further ado that the award ceremony would take place, but not on site, but online via video conference and on Facebook @socialfirmseurope.




Social Firms Europe CEFEC is an association of European social firms, employment initiatives and social cooperatives that supports and promotes social enterprises throughout Europe. The SFE CEFEC AWARD is awarded in recognition of a best practice example of a social enterprise and a promising social start-up: 


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