According to the award jury:
"It evokes a lot of respect how this family concern – independent and with a great capacity for innovation – stands its ground and continues to develop in this world of multinational seed companies.
"By establishing Enza Academy the company continuously invests in developing the knowledge of employees."
Collecting the award, manading director Jaap Mazereeuw said:
"The prize is a great appreciation and the crowning glory of the efforts of all Enza Zaden employees. For our company it’s a boost to energetically continue to develop innovative products with added value."
The company has subsidiaries in 15 countries including the UK, and employs over 600 staff worldwide.