MT500: De Hoop Terneuzen’s reputation rises again

1 August 2022

De Hoop Terneuzen received a high score in the MT500 for being a good employer and in terms of customer focus in the category Supplier or Service Provider for the Construction Industry. MT500 is the name under which MT/Sprout annually gauges the reputation of Dutch companies. The 22nd edition appeared in June.

MT500 is the annual report following a large-scale survey of the image of Dutch companies among managers, decision-makers and business leaders in the industry. These opinions are gathered together in the MT500, the survey of the 500 largest companies with the best reputations. De Hoop Terneuzen occupies the 186th place on the list this year.

We are very proud of attaining fifth place in the category ‘Supplier or Service Provider for the Construction Industry’. We did particularly well as a good employer and in terms of customer focus. The MT500 results are recognition of the effort De Hoop Terneuzen has put in over recent years. Being a good employer, focusing on the customer, but also sustainability are high on the agenda in our policy. The industry awarded De Hoop Terneuzen second place for being a good employer and having customer focus. We still have some way to go in terms of sustainability.

We know that it is important to work together to achieve a sustainable future. The circular construction industry we are increasingly becoming involved in emphasises our need to examine all our products, services and processes. And De Hoop Terneuzen is taking action. Many good initiatives have already been launched in the group. They are in different stages of development, but each is interesting in its own way.

There are a large number of granular products available for customers, for example, whose origins and production methods make them a sustainable alternative with a low environmental cost indicator (ECI). These include recycled concrete aggregates, ready-mixed concrete (developed in-house!), sustainably extracted marine aggregates and various other secondary raw materials for road construction.

All the concrete mixing plants in the group now hold CSC certificates. The companies are increasingly using recycled concrete aggregates and recycling their production waste. Production is also being made more sustainable through electrification. Electrical concrete mixer trucks were recently acquired, for example.

A new development is a large-scale trial using Ekoliet aggregates and fillers in concrete grass pavers. They are made from no less than 70% of secondary raw materials.

We also have high expectations of the Circle concrete shell for prefabricated houses, a product from our subsidiary CascoTotaal. This very flexible, modular construction system has been developed from a well-thought-through design. In addition to an extremely low ECI score due to savings on material, the shell also meets all the criteria for the circular economy.