Riskplaza is an initiative of the bakery supply chain. There was a need for more information about potential risks of ingredients and measures that would help control such risks. This information has been collected in Riskplaza. Various (branch) organisations are associated with Riskplaza, as a result of which the databank contains a wide range of ingredients.
The new Riskplaza organisation has been operating as an independent foundation, known as Stichting Brancheoverleg Riskplaza, since 1 January 2014.
At the Stichting Brancheoverleg Riskplaza, consultations take place between experts and stakeholders from different sectors of the food industry and certifying bodies (CBs). During periodic consultations, the parties define a ‘common truth’ with regard to identifying the raw material risks and defining the control measures. They immediately determine what will be included in the database. They also determine the content of the audit regulations for the Audit+ standard. The Foundation provides an independent platform for the food indiustry.
The Board of the Foundation consists of representatives of the CBs, the sectors, an independent third-party and an independent chairperson. The Board was officially installed in September 2014.
These companies are appreciative of what Riskplaza does and are viewed as ambassadors.
What does the ambassadorship entail?
- Has an important role during the introduction of other parties and/or sectors.
- Is of strategic importance in relation to the image in the food sector.
- Promotes Riskplaza and demands that suppliers have Audit+ certification.
- Pays an entrance fee and promotes Riskplaza in various ways.