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

In the future, the Transparency Benchmark will be biennial. The next edition in 2019 will cover the reports over 2018. Although the approach and the procedure will remain unchanged, the criteria will be updated in 2018 to focus more on chain transparency and the Sustainable Development Goals. Participants and other stakeholders can provide input on updating the criteria, which will then be announced in November 2018.