Within the supply chain of the ornamental horticulture sector, vulnerabilities, signals, and possible measures in the area of undermining will be identified for each process step. In 2023, the study will examine which process steps in the supply chain pose the greatest risks and where barriers against criminal activity will be most effective. The Ministry of Justice and Security describes this in a report on key developments within the approach to organized, undermining crime. The report covers the period from November 2022 to May 2023.
The auction Royal FloraHolland has taken several (visible) physical and organizational measures against crime on their auction premises, including the expansion of the camera network and the introduction of license plate registration (ANPR), and the creation of new positions such as a risk officer and specialist security. In addition, the floriculture sector and the Transport Facilitated Organised Crime (TFOC) program of the national police unit organized several action days with integral checks at the various auction sites.
From Royal FloraHolland, 170 reports of suspicious situations were received in 2022. The IDS (Intelligence driven security) training courses contributed to this. Besides strengthening knowledge
and insight, the IDS training courses have also led to the
conversation about the perception of security and threatening
situations in which security guards find themselves. The topic becomes discussable, which is an important step.
Safe Entrepreneurship Action Programme
In December 2022, the Safe Entrepreneurship Action Programme was adopted. This initiative of the National Platform for Crime Control (NPC) outlines the main themes in tackling crime in the business community for the years 2023- 2026. From the Platform Safe Entrepreneur (PVOs), 70 routes of Safe Outdoors will start in 2023. These focus not only on the resilience of agricultural entrepreneurs but also, for example, on the possibility of repurposing agricultural property.
Regional approach to logistics hubs
Via the regional reinforcement programs, the approach at other logistics hubs has also been prioritized, such as Scheveningen-Haven and Harlingen. Within the RIEC region of The Hague, via the regional reinforcement plan, the approach in agriculture and horticulture has been prioritized, and lessons learned within the mainport approach are shared with the other municipalities in the region with a lot of agriculture and horticulture.
Source: Ministry of Justice and Security