Lower Saxony’s Minister of Labor and Digitalization, Dr. Bernd Althusmann, praised the organizations’ commitment to becoming digitally future-proof: “I am convinced that the future of many companies lies in digitalization. It is an opportunity to cope with demographic change and an important tool for a climate-neutral economy. Those who are already facing up to these challenges together with their employees deserve recognition and praise. I am therefore particularly pleased that 32 companies from Lower Saxony were awarded the certificate.”
With the “Zukunftsfest” certificate, the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Labor, Transport and Digitalization and the Demography Agency for Business GmbH award Lower Saxony companies and administrations that actively face current challenges with regard to digitalization, sustainability and demographic change and implement successful measures. Since 2020, the award has distinguished between the two categories named above. The basis for participation in the certification is the “FutureCheck”. During a personal meeting, the demography agency works with the companies to determine the current status quo regarding the future viability of the organization, makes recommendations for action and advises on further offers. The annual highlight is the high-profile award at the “FutureFest” – it brings confirmation, recognition and motivation.