Enforcement strategy

Enforcement strategy is based on compliance in the sense of voluntary compliance with laws and regulations by businesses, institutions and consumers. The NVWA’s approach to businesses and consumers is characterised by the principle ‘trust, unless …'. The NVWA works with a risk-oriented approach, based on knowledge and cooperation with the sector and on the influencing of behaviour.

Methods of enforcement

  • service provision
  • enforcement communication
  • horizontal supervision
  • repressive supervision
  • investigation

The method or methods chosen depends on the sector or the business under supervision. The NVWA works according to a differentiated approach for different target groups. This involves determining the enforcement method to be used, depending on the risks, compliance behaviour and developments within the sector.