Crystal Prize and the Transparency Benchmark

Published on:
5 October 2022
Last checked on:
17 October 2023

The Dutch government encourages companies and organisations to be transparent about their social responsibility activities and policies. In order to stimulate improvement in reporting on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and highlight well-performing organisations, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, in partnership with the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA), awards the Crystal Prize (Kristalprijs in Dutch) every year. 

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The Transparency Benchmark

Read more about the biennial benchmark that maps out how transparent the Dutch business community is with regard to their sustainability reporting.

Crystal Prize

In the odd years, so in 2023, the Transparency Benchmark forms the basis for the Crystal Prize. This bi-annual study is held among the roughly 500 largest companies in the Netherlands, as well as voluntarily participating companies and organisations. The winner of the Crystal Prize is the highest scoring organisation or company in the Transparency Benchmark.


  • Tuesday, 25 April 2023
    Closing date for voluntary registration participation (via
  • Wednesday, 26 April 202311:00 - 12:00 CEST
    Digital kick-off
  • Wednesday, 26 April 202312:00 CEST
    Self-assessment online
  • Friday, 30 June 202323:59 CEST(CEST)
    Complete self-assessment
  • Friday, 4 August 2023
    Communication of preliminary assessment score
  • Friday, 18 August 2023
    Submit comments until this date
  • Sunday, 10 September 2023
    Communication new assessment score
  • Wednesday, 27 September 2023
    Expert panel meeting
  • Thursday, 26 October 2023
    Jury meeting
  • Tuesday, 28 November 2023
    Crystal event

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  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
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