MPS

MPS supports horticultural entrepreneurs worldwide in their efforts to operate more sustainably. We are committed to making the global horticulture sector more sustainable. We achieve this by making the sustainability efforts of horticultural companies transparent, measurable and demonstrable. For that purpose, we develop and manage a range of innovative certification standards and on- and offline tools. These certificates ensure that sustainability in the horticulture sector is increasingly becoming an integral part of the day-to-day business activities. MPS standards are internationally recognised and at the cutting edge of the horticulture industry. These standards not only concern the environment however, MPS also promotes sustainability with certificates for quality assurance and social aspects. In doing so, we offer the sector tools for the effective implementation of corporate sustainability.

Pragya Akhaury

Business Intelligence Specialist

Lisanne van den Berg

Sustainability Specialist

Marcel Bongaards

Business Analyst

Femke Boom

Junior marketing & PR specialist

Vincent den Breejen

Project Advisor

Rita Czeglédi

Assistant Controller

Manja Dane

Junior HR Advisor

Renske Franken

Product Manager

Linda van Gaalen

Communication Specialist

Anja Klok-Kodde

Office Secretary

Tessa Lampis

Sustainability Specialist

Ewout Langenberg

Manager Finance & Operations

Gijs Rijsdijk

Systems Support en Network Analyst

Raymond Scheepens

Area Manager

  • The Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Spain & Portugal
  • Italy & Greece
  • Turkey

Ronald Schotman

Product Owner

Anton de Snaijer

Senior Technical Specialist

Jolanda Steenvoorden

Coordinator the Netherlands

Arthij van der Veer

Area Manager

  • Africa
  • North and Central America
  • Other countries

Ronald van Vossen

Assistant Controller

Daan de Vries

CEO

Naomi van der Weiden-Boot

Product Manager

Board

MPS has a board consisting of six 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 J. Aerts (Glastuinbouw Nederland)
  • Mr M. Mesken (VGB)
  • Mr F. van der Heide (Tuinbranche Nederland)
  • Mr M. de Ruiter (personal, it/digital)

Council of Experts MPS

The Council of Experts (CvD) 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 CvD are ratified by the Board.

The CvD 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 CvD also create public support for the acceptance of MPS certification standards.

The members of the CvD are:

  • Ms L. van Wassenaer, Wageningen Economic Research (it/digital), chairwoman
  • Mr J. Koeman, Glastuinbouw Nederland (ornamentals and vegetables)
  • 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)
  • Mr R. van Marrewijk, in a personal capacity (floriculture growers)
  • Mr H. Reijngoud, Intratuin (retail)
  • Mr F. Jonk, Royal FloraHolland (sales of ornamental horticulture)
  • Mr W. van Zonneveld, Floricultura (starting material ornamental horticulture)
  • Mr J. van Leeuwen, LTO (trees and perennials)
  • Ms E. Vlaming, KAVB (bollenteelt)

Stakeholders

MPS has the ambition to contribute to making the global horticulture sector more sustainable, for example by reducing the environmental impact of crop protection products, among other things, chain-wide.

FSI‘s international sustainability network is growing rapidly, and so are other (national) sustainability initiatives such as IMVO, in which the government plays a prominent role. More and more partners throughout the horticulture chain are joining in because they see that together they can move forward. MPS supports the sector’s ambition through knowledge and tools.

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