Organic NZ Emerging Leader of the Year

Presented by TranzAlpine Honey

This award recognises someone working in an inspiring leadership role in the New Zealand organics/kai atua sector with under five years experience. 

It is open to successful business/organisation leaders whose business/enterprise is certified organic or Hua Parakore verified.  It is open to those who are leading the way to mitigate climate change and build a just society in harmony with nature and the planet.  

The criteria

Nominations will be assessed on the following criteria.

Environmental Protection – how is this person helping to mitigate climate change? How is this inspiring others?

Social Responsibility – how does this person interact and engage with relevant communities including tangata whenua to build a just society? How is this inspiring others?

Sustainability/legacy – how has the work been made future-proof and financially viable; what systems, partnerships or team approaches have been established by the person to preserve the work.

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: community connections and links to tangata whenua, packaging practices, sustainable energy and resource use, advocacy for organics and other certifications such as living wage, carbon zero.  

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