Biosecurity Business Pledge
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 Governance for New Zealand’s board tables
Accountability for biosecurity risks should sit at the most senior levels of leadership and be on risk registers with regular reporting and discussion at senior levels. The CEO Guide to Managing Biosecurity Risk and Biosecurity Considerations for Boards are guidelines designed to support businesses in taking top-down leadership through the development of high-level biosecurity risk plans that can be tailored for individual companies. These guidelines are valuable tools that will shape efforts to protect our businesses, New Zealand’s unique environment and the economy.
The guidelines were co-designed by members of the Pledge in consultation with a selection of Pledge chief executives and governors. If you have any questions about these guidelines or the Biosecurity Business Pledge, contact Debbie Teale, executive director of the Pledge email@example.com or 021 811 866.
|CEO guide to the management of biosecurity risk [PDF, 320KB]||Biosecurity considerations for Boards [PDF, 415KB]|
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.
- 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.
Member reference group and funders group
Meet the leaders from business and industry who are part of our reference and funders group
News, stories and case studies
Read about the different businesses doing their bit for biosecurity across the country
Access a range of templates and tools that have been developed by business for business to help Pledge members strengthen their biosecurity practices
Key event dates
11:00-12noon, Wednesday 7 December 2022
- Members webinar
- Anne-Marie Marts from United Fresh will talk about her involvement in a project on Returnable Plastic Crates and the Management of Brown Rugose Fruit Virus and Pepino Mosaic Virus.
Mark Bull, Food Safety and Regulatory Manager from Silver Fern Farms will share his tips for all organisations, large or small, on how you can run exercises in your team/organisation to test your readiness for a response.
News and stories
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.
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
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.