The winner was Giesecke+Devrient for the Green Banknote, a sustainable product solution for banknotes. It reduces the ecological footprint of a banknote by using certified natural fibers, optimizing the use of recycled plastics, using mineral oil free inks and an efficient production process, thus making a real contribution to climate protection.

The Green Banknote was released in 2022. To date, two countries have placed orders of two denominations for delivery in 2023. Full details of each of the winners can be found on the IACA website.


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Close-up of the surface of G+D Green Paper for banknotes

Further Reading

The Green Banknote Initiative
As a leading company in the industry, we take sustainability seriously. Based on a study that took a close look at banknote substrates, we have broadened our focus on the subject of sustainable banknotes.