The Management Board of Royal FloraHolland is taking the advice issued by the Members’ Council on 8 October, and will be implementing phased enforcement of digital environmental registration and environmental certification. It will also continue to focus on the commitment of trade and on outlining the preconditions.
On October 8, the Members' Council issued a positive advice to the Management Board concerning enforcement of and sanctions for the mandatory digital environmental registration and environmental certification. Furthermore, Council members voiced their concerns about the commitment of trade, the impact on the smaller growers and whether the preconditions are properly outlined. The concerns and issues indicated by the Members' Council were expressly considered in the Management decision.
The digital environmental registration and environmental certification obligation is a challenge for a number of growers. To accommodate them, Royal FloraHolland will start phased enforcement, based on turnover volume. This will give smaller growers with a lower turnover and growers outside of the Netherlands more time to orient themselves with regard to the possibilities for digital environmental registration and environmental certification. Exceptions and exceptional circumstances have also been taken into account. For example, it includes a cessation scheme for member-suppliers who are considering ceasing operations in the short term.