Representatives of Royal FloraHolland business park, police, fire brigade, and the municipalities of Aalsmeer and Uithoorn signed a letter of intent on September 25, 2023, to obtain the Keurmerk Veilig Ondernemen (Safe Enterprise quality mark) for the Royal FloraHolland business park.
An unsafe environment causes a lot of damage and nuisance and can get in the way of 'doing business.' To ensure a safe business environment, the KVO safety mark of quality for business parks (KVO )-B) exists. In the KVO-B, entrepreneurs make agreements with the municipality, police and fire brigade, and any other parties to tackle nuisance, crime, and maintenance and management at the business park. This form of cooperation will soon also be applied to the Royal FloraHolland business park in Aalsmeer and Uithoorn.
To arrive at a widely supported plan of action, business owners in the business park will be asked to complete a survey. A working group consisting of various entrepreneurs and representatives of the municipality, police, and fire brigade will then work on the action plan.
Mayor Gido Oude Kotte, on behalf of the municipality of Aalsmeer, and Mayor Pieter Heiliegers, on behalf of the municipality of Uithoorn, signed the letter of intent together with Marjolein Hendriks (on behalf of the Amsterdam Amstelland Police Force) and Anco Pothuizen (on behalf of the Fire Brigade/Safety Region Amsterdam-Amstelland), Steven van Schilfgaarde (Royal FloraHolland) and Harry Brockhoff (VVE) and are pleased with the intensified cooperation: "A safe living and working environment obviously has our special attention. Safety determines the quality of living and working and the quality of our municipalities. The KVO is a great way to make agreements with each other about how we can keep the environment clean, whole, and safe together."
Cooperation on safety has been taking place at the Royal FloraHolland business park for some time. This takes place from the Weerbare Sierteeltsector (Resilient Floriculture Sector) approach. In this approach, crime in the floriculture sector is tackled together with municipalities and various government departments. The focus is mainly on drug smuggling and labor exploitation. At the site in Aalsmeer, there is a physical location, the Centrum Weerbare Sierteelt, where all parties meet regularly and take immediate action if the situation calls for it. This is how we work every day to create a safe working environment for all companies and their employees.
Source: Royal FloraHolland