About Transparency Benchmark

The Transparency Benchmark provides transparency in corporate social reporting. It is a study of the qualitative and quantitative development of corporate social reporting among the largest companies in the Netherlands.

The government requires companies to be transparent about their corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies and activities. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy uses the Transparency Benchmark to provide an insight into the manner in which the largest Dutch companies report their CSR activities.

New format for Transparency Benchmark

The Transparency Benchmark is biennial. In 2018, the criteria were updated on the basis of input from the participants and stakeholders, with more focus on chain transparency and the Sustainable Development Goals. Consult the Transparancy Benchmark criteria 2021.