Looking back at our Alumni Event
More than 80 former employees of Schuttelaar & Partners were back at the office on the Zeestraat last Wednesday. During the event, in addition to of course catching up with former colleagues, attention was paid to the history and current themes of the office. In the panel with the partners, Joost Schuttelaar, Ronald Hiel, Edwin Hecker, Ad Nagelkerke and Suzanne van der Pijll, Marcel Schuttelaar asked them questions about their vision and the best projects.
Where are we now?
Suzanne van der Pijll reflected on the history of S&P and revisited the various house styles and business premises of recent years. Over the past 25 years, the number of employees has increased enormously. From 8 in 1996 to 80 in 2020. From Bankaplein, via Koninginnegracht to Zeestraat. Suzanne was particularly proud to write the very first CSR report in the Netherlands, transparency in commodity chains and major campaigns such as drinking water, dairy suits and biodiversity delta plans. Finally, she said she would continue to do so in the coming years and focus on the 9 challanges as described in the '25 years of S&P' brochure.
Active for 25 years for a sustainable and healthy world
When it was founded in 1995, Schuttelaar & Partners was new in its kind. Founder Marcel Schuttelaar: "After years of campaigning, the time was ripe to change organisations from the inside out. We asked for attention for the climate, our food and for a healthy lifestyle. And we started putting necessary changes on the agenda in the boardrooms of governments and the business community. We then focused on social accountability and stakeholder dialogue. In recent years, we have mainly focused on guiding major system changes aimed at a healthy and sustainable planet".
Where do our alumni end up?
Of the alumni, 10% are still working in agriculture, 11% in nutrition and 18% are working on the theme of health at work. "More than 40% of the alumni work in the private domain, 23% in a non-profit organization and 32% of the alumni work in a public organization", says HR manager Karin van Dooren. It was also asked what the alumni think back to with a lot of pleasure. "Daring to do things differently, and realizing afterwards how special the club is" came up several times. One of the tips to S&P was: "Cherish the people who work hard but don't shout that from the high tower".
While enjoying the music of the Duster Sisters, former and current employees could catch up and reminisce.
Thank you for coming!
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