Eosta finalist in European sustainability award race
Brussels/Waddinxveen, 3 July – Organic produce specialist Eosta is a proud finalist of the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE). This prestigious prize will be awarded by the European Commission in November 2018. The competition was set up to highlight companies that combine innovation, competition and sustainability successfully.
The EBEA covers six different categories and Eosta is a finalist in the category “Developing country cooperation” which focuses on cooperation with the private sector in developing countries. The Dutch based company works with thousands of organic growers in many different countries covering five continents. Through its transparency system Nature & More and its True Cost of Food campaign, Eosta offers insight into the sustainable efforts of its growers, aiming to empower consumers in making a conscious choice as well as obtaining a better price for growers.
This year Eosta has already won three sustainability thanks mainly due the pioneering True Cost of Food campaign and the plastic-saving Natural Branding packaging approach. Furthermore, at the end of last year Eosta CEO Volkert Engelsman was elected “most sustainable” Dutch individual in 2017. Winning the King William I Prize for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (Koning Willem 1 Plaquette voor Duurzaam Ondernemerschap) led to the EBAE nomination.
The Award ceremony will take place during the “Growth in Transition” congress in Austria on 14 November 2018. The jury selected 22 finalists from a total of 161 submissions, coming from 19 countries. Eosta is the only fresh produce company among the nominees.
About Eosta / Nature & More
Eosta is the leading European importer and distributor of organic fruits and vegetables under its flagship brand Nature & More. They have initiated numerous sustainability campaigns and innovations in recent years. In 2017, CEO Volkert Engelsman was awarded top place in the annual Dutch Sustainability Top 100 list. See also: www.natureandmore.com.