New Zealand's red meat sector is built around extensive low-impact grassland grazing systems and is widely recognised as being one of the most environmentally efficient farming systems in the world.

The sector recognises that red meat production has environmental impacts and that work needs to continue to address these to safeguard our industry and country for future generations. Good environmental management is a key part of the value proposition of our products and our unique brand in overseas markets.

As New Zealand's largest manufacturing industry our members face a multitude of issues around ensuring sustainable, environmental practices. Environmental policies around water use, water quality, emissions and discharge of waste need to be science based, and economically, socially and culturally sustainable.

MIA, alongside Beef + Lamb New Zealand, works to advocate the support of government in the development of an environmental policy that balances these issues to ensure that New Zealand maintains a strong, global environmental footprint.