NY03014 - Development of an Environmental Management System

The nursery industry accreditation Scheme, Australia (NIASA) has provided a blueprint for professional management of production nurseries and growing media suppliers since 1994. Similarly the Australian Garden Centre Accreditation Scheme (AGCAS) supports professionalism of retail nursery businesses. The project was commissioned by Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) to conduct an environment risk assessment for production nurseries and growing media suppliers, and develop an environmental management framework chapter for the NIASA Best Management Practice guidelines and AGCAS Best Management Practice Guidelines.