NZGAP's Environmental Management System (EMS) is an optional add-on to your current NZGAP certificate.
Primarily, this environmental add-on is for growers who wish to manage their regional council’s environmental requirements alongside their usual NZGAP audit. The environmental issues of concern to the council include nutrient management, soil management, irrigation management, water body management and biodiversity. These topics are covered in more detail here than they are in the core NZGAP standard.
The EMS add-on is also for those growers who wish to demonstrate their environmental performance to the market with an optional, additional scope which includes agrichemical use, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste.
Step 1: Do you need a resource consent?
- Are you a vegetable grower in Horizons or Canterbury?
- Is your property more than 10ha?
If you answered yes to these questions then it is likely that you will soon need a resource consent in place for your business.
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Step 2,3: Join EMS add-on and map your property
Once you have registered with the EMS add-on you will receive a link to Enviromap with instructions on how to map your farm using the online mapping tool.
Phase 2 coming soon...