Award: sustainable entrepreneur Eindhoven

Project information

Index: 1009R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location NETHERLANDS ZUID-NEDERLAND Eindhoven Noord-Brabant Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010
End: on-going

Topic of the practice

A yearly award to put SME’s who operate in a sustainable way in the spotlight and at the same time stimulate other businesses to follow.

Good Practice Information

Sustainable entrepreneur Eindhoven is a yearly award handed out by Eindhoven municipality to award SME’s, who operate sustainably.
Awards are handed out per economic sector, making a difference between sole proprietorship and businesses with more employees. To receive an award SME’s have to fill in a questionnaire on CSR fields of action (People; Planet; Profit).
In 2012, the following numbers
were registered:
- Gold: 6 (4 service, 1 retail, 1 hospitality)
- Silver: 12 (2 retail, 6 service, 3 hospitality)
- Bronze: 24 (2 retail, 10 service, 6 hospitality, 6 production)
The award is a municipal initiative to support sustainable behaviour amongst SME´s. In this context a municipality should be willing to support such an activity and SME´s should be stimulated to participate.

Evidence of success

In 2012 the award was handed out for the 3rd year. Though in total less SME’s participated related to 2011-10, more new SME’s participated and a lot of the SME’s that received bronze or silver in 2011 went in 2012 for silver or gold. The award should stimulate other SME to follow their example.
2010:21 bronze, 14 silver, 3 gold
2011: 23 bronze, 23 silver, 9 gold
2012 24 bronze, 12 silver, 6 gold

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Yvonne Blankwater

Municipality of Eindhoven

Annex completed on: 05-30-2012

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