Client: AFFCO NZ Limited
Industries: Meat Production
Services: Lead Environmental Consultant, Ecological Surveys, Assessment of Environmental Effects, Environmental Monitoring
AFFCO is one of New Zealand’s leading meat companies, processing and exporting more than 150,000 tonnes of quality beef and lamb products every year. The company operates ten strategically located processing sites across the North Island of New Zealand, employing over 2,800 people nationwide.
AFFCO Rangiuru comprises beef and sheep killing chains, capable of processing 90,000 beef, 230,000 calves and in excess of 1 million lambs per year.
Since 2005, AFFCO has engaged ARGO as Lead Environmental Consultant to undertake a number of environmental management and consenting activities at their plant. In 2017 a number of major river discharge-related consents expire, including discharge of treated process wastewater and amenities wastewater. ARGO has been commissioned to undertake investigations into river ecology and water quality and coordinate consultation with a range of stakeholders including the Tapuika Iwi Authority.
ARGO is responsible for preparing a full Assessment of Environmental Effects report as part of this process. This has included in-river biomonitoring using settlement plates, dye studies and pathogen sampling.