ABN AMRO is the winner of the Crystal Prize 2022. The bank won the title of 'organization with the best CSR reporting on the theme of human rights 2022'.
ABN AMRO was crowned a winner during the hybrid Crystal event on 29 November in the Prodent factory in Amersfoort.
ABN AMRO: clear human rights policy and accountability
According to the Crystal Jury, ABN AMRO scored high on all the criteria. For example, within ABN AMRO's reporting there is a very clear policy and accountability about how and where human rights are invested within the organisation. Other areas where they excelled were their due diligence process and human rights communication to external stakeholders. The organization is also one of the few nominations that publishes a separate human rights report, which is based on an internationally recognized human rights reporting guideline (the UNGP standards), and has received assurance on this.
Great diversity among nominations
Philips and Unilever ended as second and third. In the eyes of the Crystal Jury, all 3 organizations are an inspiration for other organizations and sectors when it comes to their approach to human rights. In total, 18 organizations were nominated for the Crystal Prize 2022. The group of nominations this year was very diverse: smaller and larger companies, multinational organizations, a variety of sectors and complexity in business models and chains. The nominated organizations showed that they have a clear motivation in the Netherlands to set an example in the field of human rights. Or to learn from the feedback from the Panel of Experts and the Crystal Jury.
Download the Jury report (pdf, in Dutch)
In 2023, the Crystal Prize will again be awarded based on the Transparency Benchmark. Not only the permanent research group of the Transparency Benchmark, but also volunteers are cordially invited to actively participate in the benchmark next year and thus continue to improve their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting.
The Crystal Event is an annual event on transparency and CSR reporting, organized by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) and in collaboration with the Royal Dutch Professional Organization for Accountants (NBA).