Environment Management System Add-on

Empowering Growers to Implement Environmentally Sustainable Growing Practices

EMS brochure (click to open)


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, and water body management. 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 biodiversity, energy, emissions and waste.

  • An accepted pathway for enable growers to meet local authority requirements for Good Management Practice (GMP) and reduce their environmental impact
  • Available as an add-on for all NZGAP, NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent and GLOBALG.A.P. certified growers
  • Simplifies complex environmental issues in the NZGAP assurance framework
  • Enables growers to improve sustainability and measure their success Builds on the standards already applied by the grower
  • Focused on outcomes of improved environmental performance