OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Environmental responsibility is a fundamental part of NOIC’s business and we aim to be a leader in environmentally sustainable irrigation development in New Zealand. With this in mind, NOIC will strive to:
- Meet - or where less stringent than our own standards exceed - all applicable legal requirements, including the conditions of our Resource Consents;
- Promote responsible and efficient use of water through education, technological innovation, and if required, our own enforcement actions;
- Drive continual improvement in environmental performance through our Environmental Farm Plan System, including our annual environmental audit process;
- Ensure our shareholders are aware of their environmental responsibilities and support them in achieving the required standards;
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the Otago Regional Council, the Waitaki District Council, industry partners and the local community;
- Engage regularly with people affected by our operations and have processes available to address concerns associated with irrigation, including a complaint investigation process;
- Fully integrate environmental considerations into any new irrigation development or expansion of the scheme;
- Regularly review our environmental performance and report our progress to the Otago Regional Council, our shareholders, and the local community;
- Take opportunities to enhance biodiversity values wherever possible within our operation; and
- Understand, uphold and respect cultural heritage, in particular respecting tangata whenua values in relation to water, the natural environment and other taonga.
It is NOIC's goal to work with the community to address any issues associated with their scheme. Read more....
The Irrigation Code of Practice provides guidance on the irrigation industry's expectation of acceptable standards of irrigation design to irrigation designers, irrigation owners, and operators. Read more....
FARM ENVIRONMENT PLAN RECORD KEEPING TEMPLATES (PDF versions)
- The Bucket Test
Kakanui Community Catchment Project Case Study - James McNally
Kakanui Community Catchment Project Case Study - Bryce Burnett
Kakanui Community Catchment Project Case Study - Tim Fox
Farmers Weekly Case Study - Lyndon and Jane Strang
INZ Magazine Winter 2017 Case Study - Francois Tillard