Award: sustainable entrepreneur Eindhoven
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
- 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
Municipality of Eindhoven
Annex completed on: 05-30-2012