flexible working

Where are we now

We have various temporary employment agencies we work with regularly when hiring flexible workers. Under the collective labour agreement for the greenhouse horticulture industry, we and our members are obligated to engage only certified temporary employment agencies with the members.

In addition, Growers United actively looks after the interests of the food horticulture sector in the labour market by taking part in the Labour working group of the LTO Glaskracht trade association for the agricultural and horticultural industries.

Goals for 2025

A specific goal for 2025 with respect to our use of flexible labour will be set after a baseline measurement has been conducted in 2023.

How we tackle this

A central pillar of our human resources policy focuses on four factors – Healthy, Happy, Motivated and Well-trained. Below is an example about healthy workers.

In North Holland province, brothers Arnaud en Tim van Dijk head up the family business, VD Holland. Arnaud and Tim are committed to investing in long-term contracts with their workers. That is why they built an apartment complex on VD Holland’s land, which has completed in the summer of 2022. It provides housing for 60 workers. Arnaud and Tim also help temporary workers in the Netherlands with buying or renting a home. By doing this, they offer their workers good prospects.