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
For the third time HeidelbergCement initiates the Quarry Life Award, an international scientific and educational competition to find new ideas for the conservation and promotion of biodiversity in quarries. These unique habitats will be opened again for research.read more
Corporate responsibility and biodiversity specialists from around the world convene in Helsinki, Finland, to exchange knowledge on companies´ latest practices on business and biodiversity. This two-day event gathers around 250 participants globally. read more
On 17 March, HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International signed an agreement to continue their partnership until 2017.read more
Last June, the Commission launched an internet consultation on the EU No Net Loss initiative (NNL Initiative). It attracted more than 700 answers. The results have now been presented. read more
In February 2013, 'Biodiversity in Good Company’ was awarded by the German UN Decade on Biological Diversity platform as an outstanding initiative. Now the expert jury has decided to renew this award, paying tribute to the ongoing sustainable commitment of the network and its members.read more
The 350 toom Baumarkt DIY (Do-it-yourself) stores of REWE Group will no longer be selling products containing glyphosate by 30 September 2015 at the latest. read more
After a successful launch in September last year, the Ecosystem Services Discussion Forum, which is co-organized by 'Biodiversity in Good Company' and three partner organizations, continued with a talk on bioeconomy on 29 January in Berlin.read more
On 9 December 2014, the winners of the International Quarry Life Award were honored at a festive award ceremony held in Prague.read more
Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.
Read our latest newsletter 5_2015 (16 July 2015), including a portrait of our member company GIZ
»We will only be able to maintain business performance if we also maintain nature’s performance. For this reason the diversity of ecosystems and species is vital for our future. Their protection needs to be better incorporated into the value chain.«
The international peatland conservation initiative from the Wildlife Protection Society of Germany (NABU) and Volkswagen Financial Services starts with the restoration of peatland areas in Poland.
Our partner organisation in India, the India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI), together with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is launching the "CII-IBBI Certified Training (CICT) on Managing Natural Capital".
Biodiversity is a main issue for the Group and therefore it is one of the environmental objectives in the Commitments for Sustainable Development of Veolia.
How do biodiversity and ecosystem services interact and what can be achieved by the ecosystem services approach? In May, a new report on this matter was published by the European Commission.
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