Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Sustainable export

Globally, general concerns about sustainable development have been expressed through the purchasing preferences of governments, corporate and individual consumers for goods that demonstrate sound environmental and social standards.

With increasing understanding about the links between trade and sustainable development, new environmental and social trade requirements emerge on a regular basis. Compliance with these standards has become necessary for market access and to protect brand reputation.

This research is focused on developing tools and resources that enable producers and exporters to improve their environmental and social performance in ways that are both proactive and strategic.