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Direct Current BV in Top 12 for the King William I Plaque

Top 12 King William I Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in 2016 announced

The Hague, March 15, 2016

The Top 12 for the King William I Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in 2016 is announced. From the large amount of sustainable and innovative entries, the jury, led by Anne-Marie Rakhorst, 12 companies were selected to be the Top 12.

Top 12 King William I Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in 2016The selected companies may also register for the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE), the leading European sustainability award. The board of the King William I Foundation announces at the latest in the second half of April the three winning nominees for the plaque. On Thursday, May 26th, the final winner will be announced during the award ceremony in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima, honorary president of the King William I Foundation. Brainport Eindhoven is the place of the presentation where the theme "Creating the Future" is central. For more information see www.kw1prijs.nl

Selected companies 

Led by jury president Anne-Marie Rakhorst, the jury of the King William I Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship selected the following top 12 for the Plaque 2016 (in alphabetical order):

  • CONO Kaasmakers 
  • De Vegetarische Slager 
  • Direct Current B.V. 
  • Dopper B.V. 
  • Eosta  
  • Fairphone 
  • Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe B.V.  
  • Interface 
  • Koppert Cress B.V. 
  • OVG Real Estate 
  • Udea B.V 
  • Van Dorp 

From this Top 12, three winning nominees are selected for the King William I Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2016. The board of the King William I Foundation announces the three nominees at the latest in the second half of April.

Jury King William I Plaque

The jury of the King William I Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship consists of: Jury president mrs. A.M.A.E. Rakhorst (Duurzaamheid.nl), Mr. J. Bylsma (MAGMA publications), Ms. prof. dr. H.S.M. Short (HU Centre for Demand-driven care), Mr. ir. R.H. Bossert (ETB National Applied Research / Chamber of Commerce), Mr. T. Wagenaar (Nature & Environment), Mr. R. Koornstra (Tendris) mw. mr. drs. M. Minnesma MBA (Urgenda Foundation), Mr. W. Lageweg (CSR Netherlands), Mr. dr. ir. G.P.J. Dijkema (University of Groningen), Mr. H. Nijhuis (National Enterprising Netherlands), Mr. H. Hollander (EY), Mr. ir. R. Kieft (Cooperative TexelEnergie and Plaque winner 2014) and mrs. Drs. J.C.W. Swift (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment).

About King William I Plaque 2016

King William I Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship rewards sustainable innovations of small and large organizations. Organizations with sustainable management, sustainable product or service, sustained international cooperation, or sustainable production, are invited to register. The jury will judge the entries and select three candidates. These companies may also register for the EBAE, the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).

On the King William I Foundation

King William I Foundation was founded in 1958 by De Nederlandsche Bank NV and a number of business associated organizations. Since 1958, the Foundation awards prizes and plaques for distinctive entrepreneurships. King William I Foundation aims to provide the national economy with new impulses and thereby enhance the prestige of the Dutch business community. The board include representatives such as: the Dutch Central Bank, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, VNO-NCW, MKB Netherlands, Society, Dutch Quality Institute, NIVE, TNO, Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, Royal Institute of Engineers, Dutch Banking Association and the Dutch State. For more information see www.kw1prijs.nl

 

Press Release of the King William I Foundation.