The Treaties of Nijmegen Medal is a biannual prize that is awarded to one of the key international figures committed to European development.
Due to the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus the Treaties of Nijmegen Medal has not been awarded in 2020. The next Treaties of Nijmegen Medal will be awarded in 2022.
The 2018 Treaties of Nijmegen Medal was awarded to Paul Polman, (former) CEO of Unilever. He received this in recognition of his contributions, on a national and an international scale, for a greener and more sustainable living environment. The medal was presented on 5 April in St. Stevenskerk in Nijmegen.
Following the award ceremony, Polman gave the Treaties of Nijmegen address:
“..trust is what binds any society together. Business has to step-up.
It cannot be a bystander in a system that gives it life in the first place.
People rightfully expect business to be an agent of change.”
(Paul Polman, Treaties of Nijmegen lecture 5 April 2018)