TenCate – Corporate Social Responsibility

There is no doubt that businesses these days have an obvious accountability to get involved and make contributions in a positive way in their communities. TenCate has always had a tradition of social accountability and boasts a powerful dedication towards society via sponsorships and donations.

Throughout the world, TenCate staff members are actively engaged in a large number of initiatives and assignments, and the company is strongly engaged in the local communities it is operating in. Each and every year, TenCate is sponsoring numerous projects, both in financial terms and by supplying materials that are produced by the company. Additionally, market groups and personnel furnish time or resources for community or regional social events.

At TenCate they guarantee that CSR programs are aligned correctly with the company’s business, and in 2016 contributions to social initiatives accounted for around 0.15 percent of the company’s revenues, and this is a substantial increase in comparison with 2015.

Important activities:

  • Contributions of TenCate Grass for the Dutch First League for professional football in the Netherlands

  • Cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Hockey Association in preparing for the Hockey World Cup 2014

  • The primary sponsorship in 2013 for Heracles Almelo – the professional football team

  • TenCate Advanced Composites subsidized Solar Team Twente (University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences). This team acquired the third place at the 2013 World Solar Challenge the best place in its history, using the team’s RED Engine that had a weight of only 139 kilograms.

TenCate additionally offered financial and material support for a large number of organizations, such as veterans’ and firefighters’ support organizations, and also for numerous activities in regional communities, partially by means of voluntary work. There is a good working relationship with companies like DSM regarding the development of new composite materials.

Sponsorship and donations strategy and programs in 2013 can be seen at www.tencateannualreports.com.