newzealand.govt.nz ContactUs List of access keys Home Site Map Privacy FAQs Disclaimer Skip to main content
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Print Phis Page

Guidance for ETS Participants

Participants in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are required to meet a number of obligations in the scheme. This page provides guidance to help participants to ensure they are fulfilling all of these requirements and information about other elements of the scheme that may be useful.

A good place to start is the Being a Participant guide​, which will explain the basics of participation in the ETS. For details on specific topics, use the links below. 

For assistance with anything contained in these pages, please contact the ETS​.

Emissions Reporting

How and when to complete an emissions return, record keeping

Surrendering Units

What is a surrender obligation, how to surrender units, eligible units

Removal Activities

Information for participants about Removal Activities in the ETS

Unique Emissions Factors

What is a UEF, how and when to apply, list of recognised verifiers

Compliance in the ETS

Obligations, compliance and enforcement, offences, penalties

Third Party Security Interests

Information for participants about Third Party Security Interests

Find a document