Agriculture

100th Safetree Certified Contractor

Taupo-based Volcanic Plateau Logging has become the 100th forestry contractor to be awarded Safetree Contractor Certification. The crew were presented with their certificate last week. Volcanic Plateau Logging director Steve Yeoman says he and his eight-man crew are pleased with the achievement. “We take a lot of pride in our work. So, it’s great [...]

BraveGen Sponsors the Environmental Compliance Conference

BraveGen is proud to be the Jade sponsor of the 2018 Environmental Compliance Conference, our fifth year of supporting this conference. The conference is two days of practical learning, a field trip, exhibition and workshops all with a focus on tactical solutions to compliance problems and opportunities in New Zealand. This year’s conference has [...]

BraveGen and Safetree Contractor Certification

BraveGen is the system used to deliver contractor certification across the whole of the New Zealand forest industry. The Safetree Contractor Certification Programme provides forestry with an industry standardised assessment of a contractor's suitability to work. This scheme was designed for forestry, by forestry. Jointly funded by ACC and the forestry industry, Safetree™ is part [...]

Five Criteria for Sustainable Purchasing Decisions

The Sustainable Purchasing Council thinks procurement departments should apply five criteria when reaching responsible purchasing decisions. The first of these is understanding the ‘relevant environmental, social and economic impacts’. This implies quantifying / analysing organizational spend, and tapping into authoritative sources to estimate the knock-on costs.The four underpinning criteria are taking responsibility for these impacts, [...]