Demeter is a
. The objects are to maintain the biodynamic approach to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry initiated by Rudolf Steiner in 1924.
The BioGro stamp is the
. BioGro-certified producers must undergo a rigorous certification process and their products contain no pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified organisms.
AsureQuality is the
. This includes supplying auditing, testing, inspection and certification services in the dairy, meat, seafood, horticulture, wine and arable sectors.
Fairtrade is about
for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade enables growers to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
have measured their organisations greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions so they understand what their impact is on the global climate. They then make a commitment to managing and reducing their GHG emissions by creating an emissions management and reduction plan. Remaining emissions that the organisation cannot avoid are then offset by purchasing verified carbon credits.
CEMARS is the first two steps of carboNZero certification.
have measured their organisations greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in compliance with ISO 14064-1and made a commitment to managing and reducing their emissions by creating an emissions management and reduction plan.
SPCA Blue Tick
The Royal New Zealand SPCA Blue Tick accreditation
. Look out for it on animal products such as eggs and pork. All farms are audited by the SPCA before the tick is awarded.
is an industry initiative directed through New Zealand Winegrowers and was commercially introduced in 1997 and adopted by growers from all grape growing regions. Winery standards were introduced in 2002 to further substantiate the industry commitment to sustainable production.
Conscious Consumers is an
. They have a free smartphone app that you can use to find these businesses, learn about their sustainable practices, get notified about specials and be rewarded for regularly purchasing from them. Over 400 businesses are now listed, and the programme is going global in 2015.
Forestry Stewardship Certified products is a
dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management. FSC Certification ensures that wildlife habitats were protected, local communities & indigenous groups were consulted, & workers rights were respected, in the forests of New Zealand and around the world.
The MSC is the
for sustainable seafood. Look for the blue MSC ecolabel when shopping or dining out.
Buy NZ Made
Established in 1998, Buy NZ made is a membership-based, non-governmental organisation. The iconic
Lifemark accreditation represents home design features that make life easier. Only
and architects can offer plan designs that feature a minimum of 25 standards based on adaptability, accessibility, usability, safety and lifetime value.
The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a
dedicated to accelerating the development and adoption of market-based green building practices.
Homestar is a
administered by the New Zealand Green Building Council. It awards homes a rating out of ten for energy efficiency and water efficiency, health and waste.
In New Zealand, Environmental Choice is the
. The programme operates independently from the government but is government owned and endorsed. More than listing environmentally friendly products for green homes or businesses, the ECNZ eco-label offers strong proof of environmental performance.
Future-Proof Building is all about
, based on quality of product and performance over time. Information also includes how to make your home energy efficient.
means that the product is free from animal products, genetically modified organisms, egg products produced under intensive farming conditions, not tested on animals and not cross contaminated with equipment used to process animals.
The Crossed Grain logo is the symbol both nationally and internationally
. The logo gives consumers a quick reference point when shopping and faced with uncertainty on the genuine gluten free status of a product.
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