At the 18th National Sustainability Congress in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, where more than 500 people interested in sustainability were present, Geanne van Arkel (Head of Sustainable Development at Interface) was elected as ‘CSR manager of the year 2018’. Maurits Groen (sustainable entrepreneur) handed out the trophy. This ‘CSR manager of the year’ election was organized for the sixth time by CSR consultancy firm Sustainalize with partners Moonen Packaging and Sustainable Talent.
Around 475 people working as CSR manager selected ten CSR managers in their first round of voting. An expert jury nominated three people for the coveted title. Besides Geanne, Jaap Petraeus (Manager Corporate Sustainability at FrieslandCampina) and Marlijn Simons-Somhorst (Manager Corporate Responsibility & Relations at Lidl Nederland).