Cosun Proud Winner of the Koning Willem I Award 2024

17 May 2024
Last night, on May 16, CEO Hans Meeuwis received on behalf of Cosun the Koning Willem I Award from Honorary Chair Her Majesty Queen Máxima and Chair Klaas Knot during the festive finale in Zwolle. A remarkable honor. Cosun won the Koning Willem I Award in the 'Large Company' category.

The professional jury was highly impressed by the strong, societally relevant transition that Cosun has initiated from its traditional focus on sugar beets and potatoes. They value the ambitious plan and measurable success in the field of sustainable transition.  

Cosun CEO Hans Meeuwis: “This prestigious Koning Willem I Award is a wonderful recognition of 125 years of entrepreneurship, the major transitions we are focusing on at Cosun, and our commitment to a future-proof sustainable chain. Proud of all the colleagues, Cosun members and partners who made this possible. This is not only a recognition of our joint efforts so far but also an inspiration to further accelerate together into the future.” 

About the Koning Willem I Award

The Koning Willem I Award is the most prestigious accolade for courageous, resilient, and sustainable entrepreneurship. Also known as ‘the Oscar for Dutch business.’ The Koning Willem I Award is biennially awarded to companies that are not only successful but also actively strive to make a positive impact on people, the environment, and society. 

Pictured: Her Majesty Queen Máxima, Hans Meeuwis (CEO Cosun), Arwin Bos (Chairman of the Board Cosun), Tessa Peeters (Member Cosun Young Board), Chairman Klaas Knot.

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