Press release - On April 10 2013, during a spectacular award ceremony in Vienna, Austria, Nature & More has received the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award 2013 in the category "Services & Development". The international "trace & tell" transparency system for organic food was elected by a high profile jury out of 260 participants from 30 different countries.
Volkert Engelsman, CEO and founder of Nature & More, is delighted with the award: “There is no sustainability without transparency. This award confirms once again, that we are on the right track with our mission to break through the anonymity of the present-day food market. This is a tremendous motivation not only for us but also for our organic growers and customers around the world. ”
After winning the German ECOCARE award for sustainable projects in 2012, the SE Award is the second prestigious award for Nature & More within a year. The motto of the SEA Gala 2013 was: “Sustainability is in your hands”. That is exactly what Nature & More is about, according to Sustainability & Communications Manager Michaël Wilde, who accepted the award in Vienna on behalf of the company: "We want to communicate the commitment and efforts that individual organic growers make towards the planet and it’s people. By creating transparency, we want to empower consumers to make informed purchasing decisions. More and more people are realising that every time you buy food, you are directly casting a vote for the kind of world you want!"
The Nature & More "trace & tell" system was developed from 2004 onwards by Dutch-based Eosta, an international distributor of organic fruits and vegetables. Products by Nature & More carry a "stamp" with a portrait of the grower and a simple code. Consumers can use the code to check all sustainable achievements of the grower online, through an integrated sustainability model called "the sustainability flower". See www.natureandmore.com.
The SEA ceremony was held on April 10 in Vienna, Austria. The Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award rewards companies and persons whose business model aims to improve social, economic and ecological issues and work towards a more sustainable use of resources. More information can be found on: www.se-award.org.
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Nature & More - powered by Eosta: Michael Wilde, T +31 180 635500, M +31 6 20 535 063, michael.wilde(at)eosta.com, www.natureandmore.nl.
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