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.