NZPork ensures that the industry’s interests are represented where environmental issues or regulations are concerned. This particularly applies where there is potential to impact on farmers’ ability to continue to run their businesses. This translates into the goals of:
The NZPork work programme includes:
The NZPork FEP template will assist compliance with district and regional rules and resource consents, as well as managing environmental risk and issues. It aims to support sustainable land management, efficient use of resources, and provide a framework to progress environmental protection and enhancement. Measuring, monitoring and mitigating potential impacts will have economic, social and environmental benefits. Please find the template and guidance notes below. For further information or assistance you can contact NZPork's Environmental Advisor here.
If you have an FEP in place and interested in learning more about implementing a full Environmental Management System (EMS) then please read the guidance here.
The environmental management service is provided and managed by a dedicated Environmental Advisor. You can contact NZPork's Environmental Advisor here.
The Environmental Advisor provides policy advice and advocacy in this area and includes engagement with regional and district environmental planning. Submissions are prepared in consultation with farmers and are submitted on the industry’s behalf. If you are interested in participating in submissions and consultation, Industry input is a critical part of developing and representing the industry view and your input is encouraged.
An important issue currently is the changing environmental regulation landscape in the Canterbury region. See more information on ECAN’s website here.