QCONZ joins the Biosecurity Business Pledge
Date: 6th March 2022
Ko Tatou – This is us – Biosecurity 2025
Biosecurity is important to our business, our sector, farmers, and farming communities and to the overall economy of New Zealand. A proactive approach to biosecurity is good business risk management. It is also part of caring for the communities we live and work in.
At QCONZ we are proud to have signed up to the Pledge, we are one of over 80 businesses ranging from Dairy businesses, ports, industry associations and other key players across leading economic sectors.
The pledge network provides us increased support to drive our own proactive biosecurity activity both internally and with our suppliers, customers and across our sector. We gain access to early engagement with Biosecurity New Zealand or immerging biosecurity issues, risks and opportunities to strengthen the system.
- We are committed to playing our part in the efforts to prevent pests and diseases from getting into Aotearoa New Zealand or helping to stop their spread if they do get here.
- We are committed to being an active part of New Zealand’s biosecurity team by integrating proactive biosecurity practices into our operations.
Click to learn more about the Biosecurity Business Pledge
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