The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy awards the Crystal Prize in conjunction with the Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA). This year's winner of the prize will be the organisation which best represents a rousing example of transparent reporting on corporate social responsibility (CSR). The 2018 theme is chain transparency. This theme is among the basic principles of CSR. Whereas many organisations report partly or fully transparent chains, others still struggle to achieve chain responsibility and transparency. The 2018 theme centres on the following question: what level of transparency do organisations provide on the chains in which they are engaged, on the potential risks for the company, and on the direct and indirect risks for people, the environment and natural capital?

In 2019, we will once again award the Crystal Prize based on the Transparency Benchmark. This study informs participants of the requirements for corporate social reporting. Organisations can also learn about the potential for improvement and compare their score with other participants.


Who will receive the 2018 Crystal Prize?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The award of this year's Crystal Prize will be based on applications instead of the Transparency Benchmark.

Transparency Benchmark and Crystal Prize given new format as of 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Starting in 2018, there is a change to the format of the Transparency Benchmark and the Crystal Prize.

Achieving breakthrough results in sustainability

Monday, January 15, 2018
Recently Bain & Company published a paper concerning guidelines to realize breakthrough results in implementing sustainability goals.