From minimising waste, to caring for our animals, to looking after the hill and high country, we're dedicated to a more sustainable future, for generations to come.

Our carbon footprint

The average carbon footprint of New Zealand lamb is
6.01 kg / C02-e per kg. Recent research has shown that New Zealand's on-farm emissions for beef and lamb are among the world’s lowest.

Our commitment to sustainability

Our farmers are committed to a higher level of sustainability through the New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme Plus (NZFAP+). It’s New Zealand’s seal of origin, which ensures consumers around the world can trust a product’s authenticity – including its origin, traceability, food safety, and animal welfare. Every Lumina farmer is required to sign up to become NZFAP+ accredited, and must have a plan in place to achieve accreditation.

Animal health & welfare

Our animals are all cared for under the Five Freedoms, an internationally recognised standard of animal welfare, they include:
1. Freedom from thirst, hunger and malnutrition
2. Freedom from discomfort
3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease
4. Freedom from distress
5. Freedom to express normal behaviour.

Our people

Our people set us apart, and their wellbeing is our priority. Every Lumina farm meets the legislated standards of health and safety, employment relations, immigration and holidays. As part of our health and safety plan, we’re committed to identifying hazards and minimising accidents, injuries and near misses.

Land & natural resources

All our farms have a comprehensive environment plan in place – covering land and freshwater management, nutrient and greenhouse gas budgets, biodiversity, soil health, grazing practices, and more. This helps ensure our iconic hill and high country land is protected for future generations.

Biosecurity & biodiversity

As part of our commitment to sustainability, each Lumina farm is working towards developing its its own biodiversity plan. This helps identify, manage and minimise key biosecurity risks – protecting and enhancing our land and aquatic flora and fauna species.

The processing point

We’re committed to reducing our environmental impact at through our butchery sites. We focus on several key sustainability areas – including water management, packaging and plastics, carbon footprint reduction, and emissions efficiency.