Organic NZ Brand of the Year
This award recognises a company, brand or product line with organic certification and/or Hua Parakore verification that is independently owned and based in Aotearoa. It is open to successful organic brands who are leading the way to mitigate climate change and build a just society in harmony with nature and the planet.
Nominations must be for a New Zealand company, brand or product line that demonstrates organic values and markets itself as organic, with organic certification or Hua Parakore verification.
Nominations will be assessed on the following criteria.
- Environmental Protection – how well does the brand connect consumers with organic values through storytelling? What efforts have been made to enhance consumer awareness of climate resilience?
- Social Responsibility – what links does the brand have with local communities/tangata whenua?What evidence is there of innovation or creativity to meet market challenges? How is the brand responding to consumer trends?
- Economic sustainability – What evidence is there for the financial viability of the work? How successful are the products or services provided?
Note: judges will also take into account other practices consistent with organic production. The following are examples of relevant practices and are not requirements for entry: packaging practices, sustainable energy and resource use, advocacy for organics and other certifications such as living wage, carbon zero.