Biosecurity Business Pledge

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The Biosecurity Business Pledge is a partnership that aims to help all New Zealand businesses take a proactive approach to their biosecurity practices.

Developed by business to provide a framework for managing the risk of unwanted pests and diseases (plant or animal) disrupting individual businesses or even whole sectors.

This framework for action makes biosecurity a core part of operational activity and assists businesses to meet their corporate and social responsibilities.

Taking a proactive approach is not only good for your individual business or sector, but helps protect our economy, unique natural environment and our way of life.

Join today to access a range of practical hands on learning sessions such as our members forums and online seminars where your peers and other industry leaders will share their biosecurity practices. Biosecurity New Zealand supports the Pledge and the senior team  share latest insights in the pre-border, border and post-border working environment.

Biosecurity Business Pledge [PDF 3.7MB] How to join the pledge

The pledge made by participating businesses

Businesses pledge to play their part in the efforts to prevent pests and diseases from getting into New Zealand, or helping to stop their spread if they do get here.

Businesses commit to being an active part of New Zealand's biosecurity team of all New Zealanders by integrating proactive biosecurity practices into their operations and supply chains.

You will:

  • actively seek to understand and manage the biosecurity considerations associated with their business activities
  • promote a culture of proactive biosecurity management within their operations, across their business, around their board tables, and across their teams
  • incorporate biosecurity into their procurement policies that guide the selection of goods, travel, logistics, and service providers
  • take opportunities to support their customers, staff, suppliers and stakeholders to understand the importance of biosecurity and what good biosecurity practice looks like
  • approach biosecurity with the views that it is everyone's responsibility, that risk is best managed offshore, and that they will actively engage with the Biosecurity New Zealand to support better biosecurity outcomes for New Zealand.

Join leading businesses today to better protect New Zealand’s natural environment, lifestyle and livelihoods.

Pledge members

Pledge members

Find out which companies and associations have signed up

Steering group members

Steering group members

Meet the leaders from business and industry who are part of our steering group

How to join the pledge

How to join the pledge

Sign your business up today

Tools and templates

Tools and templates

A range of biosecurity resources created by our pledge members

News, stories and case studies

News, stories and case studies

Read about the different businesses doing their bit for biosecurity across the country

Members' resources

Members' resources

Access a range of templates and tools that have been developed by business for business to help Pledge members strengthen their biosecurity practices

DDG Biosecurity presenting at Pledge Forum 2021
Former DDG Biosecurity New Zealand presenting at the Pledge Forum 2021

Key event dates

13:00-14:00, Tuesday 23 August 2022

  • Members webinar: 
    • Steve Gilbert, Central/South Regional Commissioner, Biosecurity New Zealand 
    • John Walsh, Director Readiness and Response Services, Biosecurity New Zealand   

10:00-11:00, Tuesday 13 September 2022

  • Members webinar: speaker details to be advised

Tuesday 1 November 2022

  • Members Forum in Auckland: agenda to be advised

News and stories

Mycoplasma bovis Eradication Programme

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Mycoplasma bovis Eradication Programme

Five years on since first detecting Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) New Zealand is on track to be the first country in the world to eradicate the disease.

New biosecurity measure to protect against FMD

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New biosecurity measure to protect against FMD

Travellers will not be allowed to bring personal consignments of any meat products from Indonesia to New Zealand in the latest step to protect against Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), says Biosecurity New Zealand deputy director general Stuart Anderson.

Campaign to raise FMD awareness for travellers

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Campaign to raise FMD awareness for travellers

Biosecurity New Zealand is stepping up its work at the border with a campaign to ensure travellers do their part to protect farmers from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), says deputy director general Stuart Anderson.