26 October 2021
More attention for sustainablity neccesary

Stock exchange companies must take more responsibility for negative externalities

Dutch listed companies must take responsibility for the negative effects that their business activities and supply chain have on people and the planet by aligning their business strategy much more than is currently the case with planetary boundaries. This not only concerns slowing down climate change, but also, for example, combating the loss of biodiversity and the need to think and act in a circular manner.

This is one of the recommendations in the research carried out on behalf of Eumedion by Maastricht University into the anchoring of sustainability within the Dutch stock exchange companies. Herewith are the 2020 annual reports of 35 Dutch listed companies reviewed and 97 directors, supervisory directors and senior management of these companies interviewed.