The Mansholt Business Award for Sustainable Entrepreneurship is reserved for successful entrepreneurs who manage their companies with enthusiasm and sustainability. The guidelines for corporate social responsibility established by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) form the basis of this award. These guidelines focus on such issues as chain responsibility, human rights, child labour, and the environment.
You are invited to nominate yourself or someone else for the M-BASE Award 2018. Nominations can be submitted until August 15th, 2018. During the Mansholt-lecture on Wednesday September 19th, 2018 in Brussels, the winner will be announced.
Mansholt Business Award for Simon Groot of East-West Seed
The University Fund Wageningen has awarded the Mansholt Business Award for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (M-BASE) 2015 to Simon Groot of East-West Seed. Under his leadership the company has developed a market for vegetable seeds in South East Asia with the result that small local farmers can now produce and earn more. Groot stimulates knowledge sharing, and the company regularly collaborates with researchers in Wageningen. The prize was presented on Monday 7 September 2015 during the opening of the Wageningen University & Research academic year.
The committee of the Wageningen University Fund has granted the Mansholt-Business Award for Sustainable Entrepreneurship to Jan Hadders of Dacom.
The goal of the award is to illustrate how Wageningen University & Research alumni and entrepreneurs directly related to the university actively contribute to sustainable entrepreneurship that has a large societal and possibly international impact. The award is extended to those successful entrepreneurs who manage their company in an enthusiastic and sustainable manner.
Jan Hadders (on the right) received €25.000, a bronze sculpture of the ‘Wageningen Tree’ by Sjoerd Buisman and a degree.