It Pays to Be Transparent

22 companies have experimented the past two years with making the influence of their products on people and society transparent, from sourcing to end user. For example, ABN AMRO mapped the social and environmental effects of cocoa financing and DSM looked at the impact of OatWell, an innovative oat product. They did this while they were participating in the Dutch partnership ‘Green Deal on Collaborating on Transparency of Natural of Natural and Social Capital’, which has now ended. The end report was offered today to European commissioners and directors at the 18th European Corporate Governance Conference. The report includes inspiring examples which other companies can use to take similar steps.

Please find the Dutch press statement here and the report here. Find more information on the European Corporate Governance Conference here.