Zespri runs a Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) programme which is certified to the GLOBALG.A.P. standard. This programme includes assessing orchard management systems and the activities that are undertaken on orchards.
Contractors complete a number of key activities on kiwifruit orchards, so you are an important part of our GAP programme.
Contractors must have their systems and processes assessed annually by an approved inspector. On completion of a successful assessment, you will be issued with a CAV (compliance assessment verification) which must be provided to anyone who you undertake work for. You cannot work on a kiwifruit orchard without a CAV. Before you can undertake an assessment you must first be a registered contractor, which you can do on this site. Once registered you can login to this site and access further information and resources to assist you on your journey to becoming a compliant contractor.
If you are a Contractor or Subcontractor who works, or intends to work on kiwifruit orchards in the any of the following areas then you must be registered with Zespri.
- Spray Application
- Vine-work (including harvest, pruning, other canopy work)
- Fertiliser Application
Other contractors are not required to register at this time. If you are unsure if you need to register, please contact email@example.com or 07 572 6464.