Protecting our "natural capital": The 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative is a cross-sectorial collaboration of companies that have joined forces to protect and sustainably use our worldwide biological diversity. Through this commitment they contribute to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Its aim is to halt the dramatic loss of ecosystems, species and genetic diversity. Read more about the initiative Become a member
Berlin, 31 March 2014. Today Veolia Germany joined the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative and signed the "Leadership Declaration" of the enterprise network. The environmental service provider made the announcement during the dialog board "Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt 2020".read more
The Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, member of our network since its establishment, has just released its CSR Report 2013. What is especially noteworthy is that it comprises an extra feature booklet dedicated to "natural capital".read more
'Biodiversity in Good Company' is one of the partners of "Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt 2020". Since summer 2013, it has been acting as the coordinating office.read more
On 4 November 2013 the results of the "Flash Eurobarometer 379 – Attitudes towards biodiversity" were published.read more
Following the success of the Quarry Life Award 2012, HeidelbergCement Group is soon to launch the second round of its international research and education competition. Through the Quarry Life Award, the company seeks to promote new research projects in order to raise awareness about the biological value of mineral extraction sites worldwide.read more
'Biodiversity in Good Company' is a "member state participant" in the EU Business and Biodiversity (B@B) Platform of the European Commission, which entered into phase 2 in 2014.read more
Werner & Mertz is conducting the research project "Surfactants made from European plants" in order to find alternatives to palm kernel oil. read more
Weleda recently won Organic Monitor’s Sustainability Beauty Award in the category Sustainability Leadership. The jury recognised Weleda’s continuing contribution to sustainability leadership.read more
Participants from various countries participated in the 3rd Meeting of the CBD Global Partnership on Business and Biodiversity that was held in Montreal, Canada, on 2/3 October 2013. Sally Ollech from 'Biodiversity in Good Company' presented the latest developments in Germany as well as in the international work of the initiative.read more
Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.
»SARAYA strives to be a global citizen by example. We combine sustainability with development, contribute to biodiversity conservation in Borneo, and work to improve the hygienic conditions of the Base of Pyramid societies.«
»It is a matter of great importance to me, not to economise at the expense of my successors as well as to use raw materials, which do not account for any harm of humans or nature. For myself, as an entrepreneur, it is self-evident to earn money in a decent manner. The integrity, based on values such as social and ecological responsibility, reliance, honesty and fair interaction amongst one another, can by all means be combined with a healthy striving for long-term profitability.«
»Food industry cannot exist without using many natural resources. So we want to serve customers with safe and healthy meals in cooperation with suppliers while having a profound understanding of soil fertility of farmland, as well as environment conditions and ecosystems that affect farming business.«
While 87% of consumers surveyed worldwide want companies to adopt sourcing policies that respect biodiversity, only 27% of the top 100 beauty and personal care companies actually mention biodiversity on their websites or in their corporate sociability reports.
The Volkswagen Group will be campaigning more intensively for the protection of water, perhaps our most valuable resource. Water is the basis of life on our planetary home.
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