CEMARS and carboNZero certification is awarded only after independent verification of the measure, manage and mitigate steps by approved verifiers.
AsureQuality is a commercial company 100 percent owned by the New Zealand Government. We provide food safety and biosecurity services to the food and primary production sectors. Every day our team of 1700 experts, based at 140 locations throughout Australasia, works alongside customers in over 40 countries worldwide, to assure the safety and quality of food being produced for millions of people. As well as holding approval to audit clients seeking carboNZero certification, we are accredited to ISO Guide 62, 65, 66, 17020, 17025 and IFOAM and certify to BRC and EUREPGAP standards, among others. These accreditations support government-to-government assurances and international market access requirements. As an approved auditor AsureQuality carries out independent third-party audits on behalf of Landcare Research for organisations wanting to demonstrate that they meet the criteria set out by the carboNZero programme. We also provide biosecurity surveillance and response services to assist MAF Biosecurity New Zealand protect against exotic pest and disease incursions; and develop, manufacture and internationally distribute animal health diagnostic products.
Deloitte is a global network of professional advisors across all areas of business and industries with a dedicated team of sustainability and climate change specialists. Our team has significant experience in the development of sustainability and climate change strategies, GHG accounting, and the verification of GHG emissions. Our independent assurance and verification services give you and your stakeholders confidence that reported information is robust and has credibility.
In 2007, Deloitte conducted the carboNZero verification audit for Meridian Energy Limited, a first for the energy sector in New Zealand, and in 2008, our team performed the verification for Westpac’s certification under the Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme (CEMARS), a global first for a financial institution. We also perform a number of verifications in the wine sector, travel and tourism sectors, government entities, events and information systems industries. We have worked closely with Landcare Research in the development of their processes and methodology for verification, including the ISO certification process.
Our national team of nine specialists are based in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and are experienced carbon accountants and carbon inventory auditors. They combine the best of professional assurance expertise with environmental engineering, sustainable strategy expertise, environment health and safety auditing.
We are actively involved in the World and New Zealand Business Councils for Sustainable Development and have worked with the New Zealand government in an advisory capacity on the ETS and central government carbon measurement schemes. Internally we are committed to improving our sustainability practices by implementing five key initiatives to reduce our carbon emissions footprint, they are: Energy awareness, Waste reduction, Paper use reduction, Travel management and making sustainable Real Estate choices for our office accommodation.