Organisation Vereniging Surinaams Bedrijfsleven (VSB)
Country Suriname
Last update : 27/07/2018
Address Prins Hendrikstraat #18  
Telephone +597 475286
Fax +597 472287
Mandate Network development/ co-ordination
Scope 3. National
Type Private sector ('for profit')
Summary Umbrella Organisation for the private sector in all sectors (small, medium and large scale)

Description  The VSB, founded in 1950, has grown in the 68 years of its existence into an umbrella employers' organization of member companies. She stands up for the interests of her members and is committed to promoting the economic and social well-being of the Surinamese community.

Dedicated work on a competitive entrepreneurship that produces high quality goods and services in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

As of 1 April 2018, the Association has 204 members:
Agricultural and related businesses - Agriculture
Banking - Banking
Trade - Trade
Industry - Industry
Mining - Mining
Tourism - Tourism
Transport - Transport
Insurance - Insurance
Business Services - Services

Core values:
Corporate Governance / Corporate Social responsibility
Social dialogue and tripartism
Legal certainty, legal order
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 120 Health
210 Transport and storage
220 Communications
230 Energy generation and supply
240 Banking and financial services
250 Business and other services
311 Agriculture
312 Forestry
313 Fishery
321 Industry
322 Mineral resources and mining
323 Construction
331 Trade
332 Tourism
410 Environmental protection
420 Women in development (WID)
43040 Rural Development
1.2 Institutional dimension Knowledge Management & Communication
Organizational change & learning
Policy Development
Transparency & governance
1.4 Target group(s) 1. Local communities
2. SMEs/Private sector
2.1 Production System 1. Mono-culture
2. Mixed cropping system
6. Livestock system
2.2 Production Chain 1. Input Supply & Use
2. Production & Management
3. Pest & Disease Control
4. Harvesting
5. Storage
6. Processing
7. Marketing
8. Quality Control
9. Consumption/Product Use
2.3 Commodity group Fishery products
Food crops
Forest Products
Non-food agricultural products
Other products
2.5a Agro-Ecology: Thermal zone 1: Tropical
5.1 Sustainability Issues 1. Socio-economic Context
2. Institutional Context
3. Financial Context
4. Facilities
5. Technology
6. Services
7. Content (Development)
Relation Organisation Country
Member of Network organisation details Food & Nutrition Security-Suriname netwerk Suriname
Person Function(s) Country
person details Arianne de Bye (FNS-Suriname, VSB) Board Member Suriname
person details Mr. Steven Mac Andrew (FNS-Suriname, VSB) (Exec.) Director Suriname
Role Type gdfg Title Available
Publisher Conference or workshop paper output details Safety, Health and Environment in the workplace 930kb