DBAV's Business Champions 2023

In the dynamic landscape of Vietnamese businesses, the Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV) is thrilled to shine a spotlight on the outstanding achievements of the DBAV's Business Champions for 2023. These companies exemplify a commitment to environmental stewardship, innovative practices, and employee well-being.

A panel of judges evaluated the nomination forms submitted by our members to select winners in each of the three categories. In each category, a company is chosen to advance and compete in the finals at the EuroCham's Sustainability Awards scheduled for November 17th, 2023.

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Green Business of The Year

FrieslandCampina Vietnam stands at the forefront of sustainable practices, actively working towards a Net Climate Neutral status by 2050. In 2023, the company achieved a remarkable 90% reduction in CO2 emissions, embraced 100% biomass, and incorporated 15% solar energy consumption. Their dedication extends to circular economic development, focusing on energy and water savings, plastic reduction, responsible sourcing, and a vision for positive societal impact. With ambitious future goals, including a 63% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and 100% recyclable packaging, FrieslandCampina is shaping a sustainable future for Vietnam.

Heineken Vietnam emerges as a sustainability pioneer, showcasing tangible metrics and comprehensive integration of green practices. Their "Brew A Better Vietnam" strategy underscores the commitment to year-over-year reductions in carbon footprint, resource usage, and waste generation. The company's innovative programs and sustainable culture initiatives contribute to continuous improvement and a positive environmental impact, setting a benchmark for others to follow.


Business Innovation Award

Nutreco's Sustainable Shrimp Farming Programme stands out as a beacon of innovation. This initiative provides farmers with tailored parameters, fostering sustainable practices in shrimp farming. Nutreco's commitment extends to novel ingredients, aiming for 5-10% from alternative sources by 2025, reducing plastic in packaging, and ensuring responsible sourcing of soy and palm ingredients to combat deforestation.


SME Excellence Award

Unfortunately, we did not receive any nominations for this category.


Employer of The Year

Van Der Leun Vietnam takes the spotlight as the Employer of The Year, prioritizing effective communication and fostering a supportive work environment. With a Vietnamese-managed global team, the company emphasizes reliability, continuous employee development, and a healthy work-life balance. Their contributions extend beyond the workplace, with significant involvement in CSR initiatives, showcasing a holistic approach to employee well-being and community impact.

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DBAV extends heartfelt thanks to all companies that submitted nominations, contributing to the collective effort towards a sustainable and thriving business landscape in Vietnam. These champions inspire us all to reach new heights of environmental consciousness, innovation, and employee well-being. Congratulations to the DBAV's Business Champions of 2023!