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 1.6MB] 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
DDG Biosecurity New Zealand presenting at the Pledge Forum 2021

Key event dates

Thursday 9 December 2021

  • Members webinar: Biosecurity Business Pledge Insights Report  

Debbie Teale who led the review will talk through the review, her insights and recommendations. 





News and stories

Divers in Lyttleton harbour


Protecting Lyttleton Harbour from Mediterranean fanworm

Lyttleton Port Company are committed to taking immediate action in high-risk locations to stop the spread and reduce the populations of fanworm in the inner harbour.

Tim Goodnature Biodiversity


Making a difference in your own backyard

Elite Pest and Insect Control (EPIC) are a small business making a big difference in their backyard.

Tracey Marshall JTP


Leading the way – Pernod Ricard Winemakers signs Biosecurity Business Pledge

Tracey Marshall, Pernod Ricard’s New Zealand Sustainability Manager, said signing up to the pledge was a no-brainer.