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
Former DDG Biosecurity New Zealand presenting at the Pledge Forum 2021

Key event dates

10:00-11:00, Thursday 16 June 2022

  • Members webinar: 
    • Stuart Anderson, Deputy Director-General, Biosecurity New Zealand 
    • Stu Hutchings, Chief Biosecurity Officer, Biosecurity New Zealand 

10:00-11:00, Tuesday 23 August 2022

  • Members webinar: 
    • Steve Gilbert, Central/South Regional Commissioner, Biosecurity New Zealand 
    • other speakers TBA 

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

  • Members webinar: speaker details to be advised

Tuesday 1 November 2022

  • Members Forum: agenda and location to be advised

News and stories

Auckland Botanic Gardens Nursery Manager Doug Ward at work


New Plant Pass helps plant producers embrace biosecurity

Plant Pass is the new plant production biosecurity scheme offering a one-stop solution for producers and growers to ensure they’re using good biosecurity practice.

Brent Kleiss from NZ Pork


Why NZ Pork is a signatory to the Biosecurity Business Pledge

Meet Brent Kleiss, Policy Manager for NZ Pork, and previously at MPI. Having moved to the other side of the partnership, Brent sees the benefits of a non-competitive platform where all businesses and sectors are collaborating and sharing practices.

Racing at the 49ER Nacra 2019 sailing world championship


Oceanbridge Shipping – partnering to protect

A collaborative approach between Oceanbridge Shipping , Yatching New Zealand and Biosecurity New Zealand ensured the smooth running of the 49ER and Nacra sailing world championship in 2019, after a major risk threatened the delivery of the event.