Biosecurity for business

Damage caused by pests and diseases can be costly and disruptive for all New Zealand businesses. As an Island nation in the middle of the Pacific our economic wealth hinges on our ability to import and export goods and services across our border.  

Pests and diseases can seriously impact our primary industries, our tourism sector, and damage our reputation as a safe trader of goods and services. From freight and logistics, to retail and hospitality, biosecurity affects us all. We all have a part to play.  

Whether we're a business owner, employee or freelancer—our mahi can impact New Zealand's biosecurity.  We can support our customers, staff and suppliers to understand the importance of biosecurity. We can introduce good biosecurity practices into our workplace.

Get inspired and learn more about how your business can get involved with biosecurity.    

Biosecurity Business Pledge

Biosecurity Business Pledge

We invite businesses to be part of the biosecurity team of all New Zealanders

Guides, plans and resources

Guides, plans and resources

Explore examples of biosecurity guides and plans which you can make your own

New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

It takes all of us to protect what we've got, but there are a few champions worth celebrating

Business news and stories

Building the biosecurity toolbox - Unwanted pest and diseases ID cards

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Building the biosecurity toolbox - Unwanted pest and diseases ID cards

The Pledge has produced an introductory set of ID cards that help to identify some of the high-risk pests and diseases that need to be kept out of New Zealand.

A significant milestone for the Biosecurity Business Pledge

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A significant milestone for the Biosecurity Business Pledge

The Hon Andrew Hoggard, Minister for Biosecurity, joined Biosecurity Business Pledge members to celebrate the inaugural AGM of the Biosecurity Business Pledge Incorporated Society.

Governors and CEO guidance launched

News

Governors and CEO guidance launched

The significance of biosecurity to the New Zealand economy and the business community is underscored by its top priority ranking for eleven years straight in the KPMG agribusiness agenda.

Biosecurity resources for businesses

Dairy NZ Biosecurity WOF check list

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Dairy NZ Biosecurity WOF check list

The Biosecurity WOF was developed with input from farmers directly affected by the Mycoplasma bovis

Protecting your farm checklist

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Protecting your farm checklist

Checklist to identify ways farmers can help protect their farm from diseases, weeds and pests

Protecting your farm poster

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Protecting your farm poster

Biosecurity New Zealand poster that shows the steps you can take to protect your farm

AgPest Tool

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AgPest Tool

Free tool to assist NZ farmers and argicultural professionals with weed and pest identification

Tomato Grower Biosecurity Plan and Checklist

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Tomato Grower Biosecurity Plan and Checklist

Plan to assist growers in identifying and managing biosecurity risks on their properties.

Morven Action Group Biosecurity Farm Action Plan

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Morven Action Group Biosecurity Farm Action Plan

A biosecurity action plan for farmers, developed by farmers