The New Zealand Sustainable Business Council helps businesses in New Zealand become more sustainable, including the use of technologies. Top issues include methane mitigation in the agricultural sector and water quality and management. There is also high demand for water quality treatment infrastructure. Below are some some compulsory and voluntary labelling schemes in NZ.
The New Zealand eco-labelling Trust (NZET) runs this voluntary certification. NZET is endorsed by the Government but remains independent. Environmental Choice certifies products against stringent product standards and specifications. Products covered include building and construction products, recycled products and services, toiletry and personal hygiene products, paper products, furniture fittings and flooring, cleaners and detergents and office products and services.
More info: Environmental Choice New Zealand
Biogro provides a voluntary organic certification. It certifies businesses, growers and producers in all sectors of the organics industry. The logo certifies compliance with organic principles, traceability, animal welfare, biodiversity and caring for workers. Certification is according to the Biogro standards. There are over 830 certified organic producers. Getting certified also assists farmers access international markets (USA, Japan etc).
More info: BioGro NZ Organic Certification
Energy Ratings is a voluntary certification that is administered by Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. The Energy Rating Label makes it easy to compare energy efficiency and running costs of similar appliances. The label applies to refrigerators, household freezers, heat pumps, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, computer monitors and televisions.
More info: Energy Rating Labels