Ethics code for registered forestry advisers

Friday 17 Jun 2022

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking public feedback on a proposed code of ethics for registered forestry advisers.

The draft code of ethics includes principles relating to compliance with relevant legislation, standards of service, and professional responsibilities. It provides a set of principles on conduct for forestry advisers (and their business operations) who will have to comply with the code of ethics when they register with the Forestry Authority.

It is important people providing forestry advice have the opportunity to consider the draft code of ethics and how it may affect them and their business.

Public consultation is now open and the deadline for making a submission is 11 July 2022 (5pm). You can read the consultation document, which includes the draft code of ethics, and how to make a submission on MPI’s website.

If you would like an on-line discussion with Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service about the proposed code of ethics, please contact TeUruRakau@mpi.govt.nz.

Please note: The registration system comes into effect on 6 August 2022 and forestry advisers and log traders have one year to register from this date. Forestry advisers and log traders are advised to register as early as possible, however registration won’t become mandatory until 6 August 2023.

Source: MPI



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