Organisation - June 30, 2010

Oranje flag flies at ESG

When the Oranje football team plays during office hours, ESG employees watch the match on a big screen, while the Wageningen UR flag at the Gaia office building is joined by two national football association flags.

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When the Dutch team is in action, environmental research stands still for a while. ESG employees love a big round of football. Communications advisor Bert Jansen discloses that various employees, the staff association and director Kees Slingerland have insisted on having a big television screen.
When Sneijder and Van Bommel are running across the South African grass, the big meeting room doubles up as a football canteen. There are beer, chips and, of course, the match on the big screen. The signal comes via a satellite dish on the roof of Gaia.
When Oranje played at 1:30 pm in the middle of a working day, 150 ESG employees witnessed the Netherlands' 2-0 victory against Denmark. Come Friday afternoon, the flags will be flown again, for the last time, though. The semi-finals and final will take place in the evening.

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