Last Tuesday, together with 11 other Dutch companies, distinguished by sustainable entrepreneurship, we were nominated for the King Willem I plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2020. This meeting took place at Paleis Soestdijk.
The professional jury led by entrepreneur Anne-Marie Rakhorst selected the twelve companies for the most prestigious entrepreneurial prize in the field of sustainability in the Netherlands.
To qualify for the plaque, the main criterion is the impact on the environment and the environment of the company through sustainable use of natural resources or reduction of the environmental impact. As a company you fulfill a need for people, society and the chain and you also contribute to making the chain more sustainable.
We received the nomination together with the following companies: TRIBOO EU (Zoetermeer), Gulpener Bierbrouwerij (Gulpen), Kipster (Venlo), BTG Biomass Technology Group BV (Enschede), HeatMatrix Group (Geldermalsen), Tony’s Chocolonely (Amsterdam) Moyee Coffee ( Amsterdam) PG Kuijpers & Zonen B.V. ) (Helmond), Verstegen Spices & Sauces B.V. (Rotterdam), MYOMY do goods (Naarden) and Leev.nu B.V. (Werkendam).
The Koning Willem I plaque is awarded every two years and is the ultimate reward for good entrepreneurship. As a company, you are eligible for the prize if you have demonstrated that you have decisiveness, sustainability, perseverance and good entrepreneurship. The King Willem I Prize and King Willem I Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship are ambitious both by established companies with a long history and by young, innovative companies.
The final of the King Willem I Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship will take place in May. The King Willem I Prize for large companies and for SMEs will also be announced there. All 12 nominated companies can participate in the European Business Awards for the Environment.
Romy Blankenspoor, director of the King Willem I Foundation, is delighted at how quickly sustainability has become an important part of the business operations of Dutch companies. “The twelve nominated companies are a good reflection of what is happening in the Netherlands in this area,” says Blankenspoor.
12 nominaties voor Koning Willem I Plaquette Duurzaam Ondernemerschap. (2020, 4 maart). Geraadpleegd op 5 maart 2020, van https://www.duurzaam-ondernemen.nl/12-nominaties-voor-koning-willem-i-plaquette-duurzaam-ondernemerschap/
Koning Willem I Stichting. (z.d.). Geraadpleegd van https://www.kw1prijs.nl/