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Rabobank North America Leadership Awards

At the annual Food & Agribusiness Summit, we announce our Leadership Awards, which recognize three North American companies that uniquely demonstrate leadership, business and environmental sustainability, and innovation.

Award Categories

Leadership & Excellence

The overarching Rabobank Award for Leadership & Excellence recognizes a market leader that has demonstrated great impact in their sector through notable innovative and sustainable practices during the past year.

The 2016 Rabobank Award for Leadership & Excellence was awarded to AGCO, for its central role in supplying sustainable and inclusive agricultural machines, boosting the world’s agricultural productivity and increasing access to the global food system.

Exellence Award Criteria

  • Achieved significant success as a leader in building, rejuvenating, or expanding a business in the food, agribusiness or beverage sectors;
  • Taken responsibility for environmental and social wellbeing, shared values for business and society, good corporate citizenship, and an excellent track record in social commitments;
  • Been recognized and set standards of excellence within the industry;
  • Strong financial performance

The 2017 Rabobank Award for Leadership & Excellence was awarded to Bon Appetit Management Company, for its pioneering in environmentally sound sourcing policies, including programs addressing local purchase, overuse of antibiotics and farmworkers’ rights.

The 2016 Rabobank Award for Leadership & Excellence was awarded to AGCO, for its central role in supplying sustainable and inclusive agricultural machines, boosting the world’s agricultural productivity and increasing access to the global food system.

Leader in Sustainability

The Rabobank Award for Leader in Sustainability recognizes an organization that has achieved unique strides towards business, environmental, social, and governance sustainability over the last year.

MidwesternBioAg received the 2016 Rabobank Leader in Sustainability Award, for helping larger partners reduce their climate impacts, with technology to track nutrient efficiency, innovative fertilizers, and soil health.

Sustainability Award Criteria

  • Developed programs and/or initiatives aimed at improving business, environmental, social, and governance sustainability;
  • Demonstrated alignment between sustainability strategy and core business priorities; defined and clearly communicated sustainability guidelines and commitments;
  • Positioned itself as a good corporate citizen and demonstrated social commitments;
  • Strong financial performance

Nature’s Path received the 2017 Rabobank Leader in Sustainability Award, for their unique model for increasing the domestic supply of organic grains and achieved zero-waste certifications for all three of its production facilities.

MidwesternBioAg received the 2016 Rabobank Leader in Sustainability Award, for helping larger partners reduce their climate impacts, with technology to track nutrient efficiency, innovative fertilizers, and soil health.

Emerging Leader in Innovation

The Rabobank Award for Emerging Leader in Innovation recognizes an up-and-coming organization that addresses issues in the food and agribusiness space in a new and innovative way.

The 2016 Rabobank Emerging Leader in Innovation Award winner, BluWrap, develops packaging that extends the shelf life of fresh protein, thereby revolutionizing fresh protein supply chains worldwide.

Innovation Award Criteria

  • Operated in the industry for ten years or less;
  • Demonstrated a distinct innovation in the food and agriculture supply chain and/or offered new choice, value, and convenience to customers;
  • Demonstrated good corporate citizenship;
  • Demonstrated strong financial performance / investor interest and potential for market expansion

The 2017 Rabobank Emerging Leader in Innovation Award winner, MycoTechnology, develops and delivers a fermentation technology derived from fungi to improve the taste, value and nutritional characteristics of agricultural products.

The 2016 Rabobank Emerging Leader in Innovation Award winner, BluWrap, develops packaging that extends the shelf life of fresh protein, thereby revolutionizing fresh protein supply chains worldwide.

2016 Leadership Awards

2015 Leadership Awards