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Six interviews on the basis of our SDGs

VanDrie Group talks to...

Karel van Westreenen

Ameco has been able to offer this outdoor grazing guarantee on a larger scale since 2021, as a result of changes in the production process and quality assurance system. However, the company is also working actively to bolster dairy farmers’ income. According to the company’s operations director, Karel van Westreenen, this is a wonderful development for the farmer, the customer and Ameco, alike. We sit down to talk to him.


Jan Snijders, Sem Pieper and Bert Bosveld

Sem Pieper, production worker at Ekro and Bert Bosveld, dispatcher at ESA, are currently completing a number of levels from the senior secondary vocational training course ‘medewerker versindustrie’ (fresh produce industry employee) with Jan Snijders from SVO, the Dutch training organisation for professionals in the food sector. The three of them talk about their motives.


Emma Teuling, Derk van Manen and Eelke van der Wal

Eelke van der Wal, a researcher at the VanDrie Group, talks with Emma Teuling, project manager protein technology at NIZO food research and Derk van Manen, Quality, Nutrition and Research Manager at Duynie Group, about the joint research into making alternative plant-based residual waste flows suitable for the production of calf milk.


Henk Flipsen

As director of the Netherlands Feed Industry Association, or NEVEDI, Henk Flipsen witnesses the developments regarding sustainable animal feed production up close. He speaks with us about the role of the animal feed sector in the context of responsible food production. 


Hans Blonk

In 2021, the VanDrie Group started mapping out the environmental effects of its business activities and products in a more effective way. It enlisted the help of Blonk Consultants, which specialises in this. Its Managing Director, Hans Blonk, tells us more about it.


Gerjan van Drie

Gerjan van Drie, co-representative of the third generation of the family business, has been responsible for the husbandry of Van Drie France since 2018. He talks about his experiences.