Matt Nelson recommended six ways in which the kiwifruit industry could take the next steps towards sustainability;
Measurable and tangible goals for NZ growers to achieve, which could include addressing challenges like carbon neutrality, emissions, zero waste and creating social net worth.
• Committed leadership and strategic thinking within Zespri to drive
• Does traceability need to be legislated in NZ?
• A senior leadership team for sustainability is needed to ensure the industry is
well-resourced, supported, co-ordinated and capable of delivering premiums.
Collaboration needs to be developed to help solve difficult problems or issues around sustainability.
Measuring, reviewing and reporting are important for credibility and accountability.