Netty van Kreveld about #MazarsForGood

Netty van Kreveld, senior tax adviser, explains what sustainability means to her and gives examples of how she sees the MazarsForGood theme within the organization.

What does sustainability mean to you?

Sustainability consists of several aspects. In short, sustainability to me means: “Organising society in such a way that my generation, but also future generations (including my children’s), can enjoy life and continue to innovate and develop.”

How do you see the topic MazarsForGood within our organisation?

I’ve been with Mazars for almost ten years and I’m very happy with all the developments on this topic. First of all, Mazars founded the Mazars Foundation. Mazars makes 20 hours per employee available for community activities. This encourages colleagues to make a contribution to society within Mazars working time too. I use these hours to share my tax expertise with law and tax law students at Leiden University. I also notice that more and more attention is being paid to the wishes of individual employees in order to achieve a stable and high-quality workforce. After all, for us to have a sustainable, high-quality organisation, we need employees who feel good about themselves, who are challenged and who continue to develop themselves. For example, young colleagues with an interest in IT are challenged to use their non-tax skills or interests in the development of our field of expertise. Consider for example young tax specialists who are working on programming robots for tax-related processes or on developing data analyses. You will notice that the Mazars culture is one in which everyone is challenged to share good ideas with each other and try to have these implemented.

In addition, a great deal of attention is paid to the development of our talents by offering good technical as well as non-technical training courses, also via e-learning.

Do you have an example of community involvement at Mazars?

In addition to my position as a tax adviser at Mazars, I am a university lecturer in education at Leiden University. From my first working day after graduating in Tax Law, I have combined these activities. Mazars immediately gave me the opportunity to work part-time and has always encouraged me and given me the opportunity to work at the University. The variety of my activities gives me energy and keeps me sharp. I really love teaching students something and making them excited about my profession. In this way I learn to explain difficult cases in a simple way and to answer the sometimes unexpected questions. This is also instructive for my discussions with Mazars’ clients. It’s a win-win situation. I also find it important to share my practical knowledge with students. Students should be studying theoretical situations all day long. In order to get a better feel for the theory and to connect with daily practice, I try to connect the theory with the practice as much as possible together with the students. In this way, the practical knowledge I (and my team) have acquired can also be used by others in our society

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#MazarsForGood

Mazarians explain what sustainability means to them and give examples of how they see the MazarsForGood theme within the organization.

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Corporate social responsibility

At Mazars, we have committed ourselves to being MazarsForGood – that is a global citizen devoted to having a positive impact on the world and the communities in which we operate. We are dedicated to contributing to society in the best possible way, whether through providing quality services to our clients to help them achieve sustainable growth, enabling our talented people to reach their highest potential or contributing to the public debate with positive insights for the future.

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