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strategic plan cover sheet that says Kia whakahaumaru, kia whakapūawai tātou mai i tā mātou paerewa Prosperity and protection through trusted standards

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Strategic plan report 2023 - 2027 [PDF, 2.2 MB]

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Hīkina Whakatutuki – Lifting to make successful

MBIE develops and delivers policy, services, advice and regulation to support economic growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

More information

Information, examples and answers to your questions about the topics covered here can be found on Standards New Zealand website or by calling us free on 0800 782 632.


This document is a guide only. It should not be used as a substitute for legislation or legal advice. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is not responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information in this document, or for any errors or omissions.

  • Print: ISBN 978-1-77691-901-7
  • Online: ISBN 978-1-77691-902-4
  • September 2023

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Our vision

Prosperity and protection through trusted standards.

Our mission

Bringing leading experts together to develop high-quality, accessible standards to support New Zealand’s economic growth and keep New Zealanders safe.

Our functions

Standards New Zealand is the national standards body for New Zealand. It is governed by the Standards and Accreditation Act (2015), the Public Finance Act (1989) and the Public Service Act (2020).

As New Zealand’s national standards body, we represent New Zealand on the international stage, develop and review standards (adopting international standards where appropriate) and sell standards. For a full list of our statutory functions, please go to link)

Our principles

International first - We don’t reinvent the wheel, but instead look to international standards first to help ensure global connection, compatibility, consistency, and market access.

Consensus - We get agreement across industry and government, resulting in better buy-in, support and adoption of solutions.

Consultation - We consult far and wide.

Representation - We make sure everyone’s views are captured and heard. Everyone is represented and has a voice.

Partnership and collaboration - We work with commissioning organisations, industry, government regulators, consumer groups and international standards bodies to deliver our products and services.

Integrity - We are independent and transparent. We follow international good practices.

Our goals

To improve the sustainability and growth of our business through our strategic priority initiatives that focus on our services and products, operating model, partnerships and business efficiencies.

  • To make an active and valuable contribution to New Zealand efforts to address climate change issues and reduce our carbon footprint as a nation.
  • To make an active and valuable contribution to New Zealand’s evolving digital economy by helping define good practice, performance and protection requirements.
  • To develop our people, including committee members, so that we have the right skills, capabilities, diversity, and cultural awareness to serve the needs of our customers, industry, the public sector, and consumers and meet the government’s priorities.

Our values

Māia – Bold & brave

Mahi tahi – Better together

Pae kahurangi – Build our future

Pono me te tika – Own it