Risk Mitigation for Protests Against the Food and Agriculture Sector
Risk Mitigation Solutions Provided by AFIMAC
Risk mitigation and management remain especially important for the food and agriculture sectors that continue to draw negative attention from political activists and protestors across North America. Successful risk control encompasses so much more than a physical security presence. A top-down approach to safety, security, access control, and social listening can help corporations of all sizes address their duty of care obligations in an ever-changing landscape.
Agroterrorism and agro-activism have grown to be a very real security risk for the entire food sector, challenging supply chains and food security, and creating dangerous situations for workforces and senior leaders. Dairy farmers and meat processing facilities play an important role in feeding entire communities. AFIMAC has worked closely alongside the agriculture sector for decades, helping companies of all shapes and sizes mitigate risk and protect what matters most. Address security risks head-on with a suite of risk mitigation strategies offered by AFIMAC.
Risk Mitigation: Threats Against the Agriculture, Meat, and Dairy Sectors
Meatpacking and production facilities, farms, and related agribusinesses in beef, pork, and dairy continually draw the attention of anti-meat activists. Sabotage against your business exists in many forms, both internal and external. Some activists may look to push their narrative through more violent and dangerous efforts, putting your workforce at risk. Should one of these activists engage in criminal behavior after trespassing onto your job site, the end result could be catastrophic.
Some of the top security risks facing farms, food, and agriculture industries include arson, sabotage of machinery, criminal mischief, and vandalism. Some activists could also release animals from captivity, damage livestock, or reveal trade secrets online to shame your business. They may even attempt to gain employment in your business simply to disrupt your operations. The risks continue to evolve, and protests and picket lines can be organized in a matter of hours through social media.
Risk Mitigation and Security Threats Against Food Production
Business owners in the agriculture industry should look to take risk mitigation seriously in 2023, as many activists have begun to target organizations with a limited security presence. Simple rural farms and meat packing facilities that once faced very few security risks are now being targeted in much more malicious acts of sabotage. Serious risk mitigation efforts begin with a full consultation and audit that identifies threats against your business. Implementation of access control systems can secure the perimeter of your business and monitor the actions of workers and protestors, while physical security presences supplement your needs.
Travel arrangements, accommodations, and appearances at trade shows can come with complex security risks that are traditionally addressed alongside a qualified security company. When political activists target senior leaders, threats against their homes and family members can become very real.
Risk Mitigation and Social Listening Tools for Agriculture
AFIMAC maintains unique social listening tools that can pinpoint security risks well before they happen. The nature of anti-meat activism is online, with protests and criminal acts being organized on simple social media pages. Executives can remain in the know about the movements of political groups with the tools available from AFIMAC. When us security risks put executives and their loved ones in danger, you can be one step ahead before something terrible occurs.
Every second matters during these difficult times, and AFIMAC remains ready to address every element of a serious threat, including protective drivers, 24-7 executive protection measures, and much more. Stay in the know and embrace AFIMAC’s risk mitigation strategies that can help you and your business protect people and property.
Risk Mitigation, Consultation, and Security Audits from AFIMAC
Contact Jim Rovers from AFIMAC directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about risk mitigation efforts offered by AFIMAC. As one of the global leaders in physical security, access control, and executive protection, AFIMAC can address every element of a security crisis faced by the food, meat, and agriculture sectors. Supplement your existing security efforts, spot holes in your security systems, and lean on a qualified third party that can help your business protect its workplace and fulfill your duty of care obligations.
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