During the second CSR Professional of the Year event, which took place on 9 February, two winners were awarded. The suspense remained until the very end, with a live voting round by all attendees. In the category 'large enterprise', Ann Vandenhende, CSR Manager Spadel was the winner.
"This award is a recognition for the entire Spadel team. My CEO, Marc Du Bois, deserves praise and a ‘thank you’ as well. In the field of CSR he’s at least as passionate as I am. Without his enthusiasm, I wouldn’t have been able to do the work I’m doing today. And I’ll keep on doing my job with loads of enthusiasm!" - Ann Vandenhende
Ann Vandenhende, CSR Manager Spadel
CSR can be just as tangible for SME's as for large enterprises. In the category 'SME', the three final candidates put up quite a fight. The third voting round proved to be the deciding factor. At the end of the evening, the jury announced this category's winner: Joost Callens, CEO Durabrik.
"I’m blown away a bit. I want to dedicate this award to my team and I want to thank them for their hard work. In the words of Toon Hermans: ‘There have to be people that ignite suns, before the world rains away’. I’m happy that I can make a contribution." - Joost Callens
Joost Callens, CEO Durabrik