On November 16th, Accenture —in conjunction with Ahold— organized last week’s Round Table titled “Sustainability Performance Management: An evaluation of high-performance”. This round table was especially organized for sustainability and finance experts from large Dutch companies. Next to Ahold, the following companies attended: Philips, Heineken, Alliander, KLM, Schiphol, DSM, Wavin, ASML, FrieslandCampina and Sita.
Accenture’s Kees-Jan de Korver and I had the opportunity to present an overview of the current state of —and interactively discuss the key challenges around—Sustainability Performance Management (SPM). Furthermore, during the event Hugo van den Ochtend took us into the world of Ahold by discussing Ahold’s Corporate Responsibility practices. He emphasized the progress and opportunities for improvements and ended with several lessons learned in his journey of Corporate Responsibility.