In late 2012 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu established a five-year research project, Raumanga Rōnaki Mahingakai (RRM). The purpose of this project is to research and develop a web-based sustainability dashboard that will perform the following functions:
The RRM Dashboard is being developed as part of the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard project which will ensure overall compatibility with internationally recognised sustainability frameworks to ensure that overseas regulators and consumers can benchmark and verify the sustainability credentials of New Zealand exported food and fibre products.
The design of the RRM sustainability assessment and learning tool has been finalised and integrated into a survey tool. The survey consists of about 500 questions across 8 modules targeting key areas of governance and farm sustainability practices. Survey results will inform organizations of current practice in comparison to ‘best sustainable practice’. Various modes of reporting are generated including: values-based reporting, quadruple bottom line (four sustainability pillars – Governance, Social, Economic & Environmental), Key Performance Indicators and Mauri (Life Sustaining Capacity). For more information, visit The New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard website.
The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at Canterbury University
The AgriBusiness Group
The NZSDP is led by The AgriBusiness Group and includes Lincoln University (AERU)
University of Otago (CSAFE)
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
New Zealand Winegrowers
Zespri International and other Kiwifruit partners
BioGro New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – Science + Innovation – Part of the 2012 Biological Industries Science Investment Fund