Vaude has received yet another award for its initiatives in the area of sustainability. This time the German outdoor brand has been honored by the German Council for Sustainable Development with a “Werkstatt-N” seal of quality for its Second Use Program. In order to prolong the lifespan of its products, Vaude supports the private resale of its used products on a “re-commerce platform,” in cooperation with eBay. When a consumer uploads a used Vaude product on eBay, it is automatically sorted into the Vaude Second Use Store, and Vaude does not make any money out of the sale of the product. About 700 items are currently available on the re-commerce platform. The service is available in Germany. The German Council for Sustainable Development, which develops contributions to implement the National Sustainability Strategy, is made out of 16 public figures who are appointed by the Chancellor for a three-year term. The jury that awarded the “Werkstatt-N” seals of quality reviewed 380 applications with regard to a comprehensive understanding of sustainability and the originality of the company's approach, among other criteria. The jury also awards the “Werkstatt N-Impuls” quality seal, which is for project drafts that have yet to be implemented. All winning projects and drafts become part of the Werkstatt N network where they can interface with one another.