Synlait Lead With Pride

Synlait Lead With Pride

Lead With Pride is a voluntary scheme developed by Synlait to demonstrate and enhance on farm practices in New Zealand in four areas: Social Responsibility, Environment, Animal Health and Welfare, and Milk Quality. 

The intent of the scheme is to offer value for Synlait Milk customers in these areas and integrity of Synlait Suppliers can be transparently demonstrated. It also provides the tools to assist suppliers manage their herds, staff and land in a profitable and sustainable manner, while being rewarded through incentive payments that acknowledge the high standards required by the Synlait Lead With Pride Scheme.

This is an accredited third-party certification scheme with arrangements for certification bodies providing certification in New Zealand under license agreements with Synlait. 

As this is a product scheme, audits are performed by certification bodies that are accredited to ISO/IEC 17065:2012 – Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.


  • The scheme enables farms to demonstrate their commitment and ability to ensure the highest standards in sustainable and responsible farming practices in New Zealand, and the production of safe quality milk supplies.
  • A pre-determined financial payment is provided to motivate and reward suppliers for meeting the requirements (Gold Plus or Gold Elite) of Lead With Pride.
  • Enables dairy farmers to meet Supply Customers expectations in a highly competitive marketplace.

Scheme owner 


More information 

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps.  For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.

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