Management

Daily management is in the hands of Dirk Hogervorst (MPS CEO a.i.) and Harold Beek (MPS Deputy Director).

 

Board

MPS has a board consisting of five people.
The main objective of MPS is to develop and promote sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship (CSR) within the sector, as well as to improve the image of the horticulture sector. The board sets the policy to achieve these goals and is responsible for monitoring the continuity of the organisation. The main stakeholders sit on the Board; they also influence the content and implementation of the MPS standards.

The Board members are:

  • Mr G. Kok (chairman)
  • Ms S. Miltenburg (Royal FloraHolland)
  • Mr R. Paauwe (Glastuinbouw Nederland)
  • Mr M. Mesken (VGB)
  • Mr J. Roelofs (independent member, appointed for his specific knowledge, skills and/or network)

Council of Stakeholders

The Council of Stakeholders (CvB) is the advisory body of the MPS board with regard to the content and operation of the MPS certification standards. It ensures that the standards are aligned with daily practice. Decisions taken by the CvB are ratified by the Board.

The CvB has a say in the development and management, policy and requirements with regard to the content and functioning of the MPS standards. This is understood to mean: all activities that influence the certification and reliability of the MPS standards (drafting of requirements and interpretation (Audit Manual, Conflict of Interest, requirements for certification bodies, sanctions policy)). The members of the CvB also create public support for the acceptance of MPS certification standards.

The members of the CvB are:

  • Mr G. Franke (VBN) (sales, chairman)
  • Mr G. Meis (Glastuinbouw Nederland) (ornamentals and vegetables)
  • Mr J van Ruiten (Naktuinbouw) (starting material for ornamentals and vegetables)
  • Mr J. Nienhuis (research)
  • Mr L Oprel (LNV – DAK) Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
  • Vacancy (trade union, social aspects)
  • Mr E. Dijkman (CLM Research and Advice BV) (environment)

 

Council of Experts
It is of great importance for MPS-ECAS to be able to do its work independently, impartially and objectively. To realise and monitor this, MPS-ECAS has established the Board of Experts (CvD). The CvD monitors the independence and impartiality of the certification process for which ECAS BV is responsible. For a list of members of the CvD, please visit the MPS-ECAS website.

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