About the Crystal Prize

The Crystal is a price of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in cooperation with the Dutch Professional Association of Accountants (NBA). This price is awarded on the basis of the Transparency Benchmark to the company with the best CSR reporting.

The Crystal aims to be the most important price for CSR reporting and would like to be an incentive for (further) professionalization of the quality and transparency of CSR reporting in the Netherlands. The Crystal intends to contribute to the positive image around CSR.

The panel monitors the quality of the assessment and deals with any objection of the companies. The panel assesses the top 20 of the Transparency Benchmark: the highest scoring reports plus additional reports.

The top 3 is presented by the panel to the jury. The panel also appoints ‘good practices’, the most communicative and most innovative annual report, the best SME and the sector winners. Each year the panel recommends for a possible revision of the assessment criteria.

The Crystal Prize is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Dutch Institute of Charted Accountants (NBA).