Vion leader in sector for food and drink companies
For the fifth year in a row, Vion has risen to a higher position in the Dutch Transparency Benchmark
Boxtel, 1 December 2021 – The Transparency Benchmark for the 500 largest companies in the Netherlands was published yesterday. The benchmark, which was established in 2004, is a recognition by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the degree of transparency towards society and reporting on this. This year, the company scored a total of 74 points, making it the leader in the food and drink sector of the 500 largest companies in the Netherlands. In 2017, Vion won a Crystal Award for its first report as the fastest riser on the benchmark. In just five years, the company has risen from 203rd to 25th place and is now the leader in the sector.
CEO Ronald Lotgerink: “For our people, our company and our sector in particular, social transparency is very important. We call our strategy of corporate responsibility, sustainability and supply chain partnerships Building Balanced Chains. Every day, we build on transparent and regional supply chains that work on that principle for our suppliers, our farmers, our customers and the consumer. I am proud that in just five years we have become the leader in the food and drink sector on the benchmark for the Netherlands. It is a credit to all the supply chain partners who have contributed to this.”
The Transparency Benchmark is an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate together with the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants. Every two year, the 500-odd largest companies in the Netherlands are ranked on transparency and social activities. The Transparency Benchmark is the primary ranking for sustainability and transparency in corporate social reporting in the Netherlands.