The winner was BMW Motors, the 2nd place was a tie between VERBUND and Tyrolit Schleifmittelwerke Svarovski. The prize was presented by Federal Minister Elisabeth Gehrer to VERBUND's manager of strategic personnel management, Vera Futter-Mehringer. The award ceremony was organized by the initiator, the V.P. National Assembly delegate Gertrude Brinek.
VERBUND's overall educational concept, as well as the special project "Qualification 2000" EUD/EOD from VERBUND AHP, was submitted by way of documentation.