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Rijk Zwaan again tops Hillenraad 100 list


November 4, 2013
By Dave Harrison

Nov. 4, 2013, Rotterdam – Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan from De
Lier has again topped the list of the Hillenraad 100, the overview of
the 100 leading companies in Dutch food-producing glasshouse horticulture.

Nov. 4, 2013, Rotterdam – Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan from De Lier has again topped the list of the Hillenraad 100, the overview of the 100 leading companies in Dutch food-producing glasshouse horticulture.

It was also number one in 2009 and 2010, and again last year.

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Awards program spokesperson Willem Vermeend said Rijk Zwaan can be regarded as an example for many Dutch companies. It is “internationally very strong, highly knowledge-intensive, socially responsible and an excellent employer.”

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The awards jury described how Rijk Zwaan makes optimal use of human talent.

“Employees are cherished and get the chances to develop both themselves and the organization, meaning one plus one makes three. They can answer their needs for even more knowledge and expertise with continuous education, and receive a lot of responsibility.”

THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTNERSHIPS AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE

Managing director Marco van Leeuwen accepted the award on behalf of the company and emphasized the importance of partnerships and sharing knowledge, both internally and also with all customers and partners.

“That is why we want to thank them for the pleasant and open co-operation, which we are planning to continue for a long time.”

For the first time, Hillenraad also made a list of the most durable companies, topped by Eosta. Rijk Zwaan ranked third on this list.


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