Our purpose is to be a cornerstone of the New Zealand sustainable food production story into the 21st Century and create an opportunity for New Zealand to lead the plant-based food sector at scale. The greatest challenge that will face future generations is to look at how we can decouple economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions. We want to demonstrate this by becoming Carbon Neutral certified by 2025, adding to the global push towards a regenerative future.

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2.4. Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality*

*Target 2.4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
One of the key targets that underpin our Sustainability Framework


By working in partnership with our whole value chain, we seek, through our work, to ensure sustainable food production systems, increase resilience in the agriculture industry through diversification, enhance land and water quality on site, help mitigate against the impacts of climate change and reach United Nations Sustainability Development Goal 2.4.

Get in touch with us to learn more about our sustainability goals

Get in touch with us to learn more about our sustainability goals

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Cornerstone of the New Zealand sustainable food production story

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State-of-the-art plant-based beverage manufacturer

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Carbon Neutral by 2025

The NZ Functional Foods project began with Southland’s economic development agency, the Southland Regional Development Agency (SRDA), branded as Great South, undertaking research into potential opportunities for cold climate crops.

NZFF was incorporated in 2014 to further advance the commercialisation of the idea and the establishment of a plant based beverage facility in Southland.

Great South was the driving force behind the oat milk project until December 2020 when Sir Stephen Tindall through his investment vehicle K1W1 joined them as seed investors and we now plan to be in production by Q4 2022.

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Our Pathway to Carbon Neutral

NZFF is committed to being a leader in New Zealand’s low emissions economy. The objective is to bring this future forward into the short-term with a clear goal of being certified as Carbon Neutral by 2025. Carbon Neutral status takes into account the full emissions from the full life cycle of the value chain.