About us

We are the government agency responsible for regulating activities that affect Aotearoa New Zealand's environment.

What we do

The work we do each day is about protecting the environment and enhancing a safe and sustainable way of life, and future, for all New Zealanders.

Our people

Find out about the people who make up our senior leadership team, our Board, and our Māori advisory committee.


We have committed to the internationally-recognised Toitū carbonreduce® (previously CEMARS®) programme.

EPA Annual Report 2021

The 2021 annual report outlines our mahi over the past year and our aspirations for the future.

Our international agreements and commitments

We have a role in ensuring Aotearoa New Zealand meets its international obligations under various environmental acts.