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
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
'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
In April 2013, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, a member of the Initiative, started to provide Sanden Corporation with a product named "Environmental Rating Loans with the Evaluation of natural Capital Preservation", the finance based on the evaluation of the borrower’s activities to help the preservation of natural capital as criteria. read more
Fujitsu addresses biodiversity challenges with the help of a quantitative assessment method.read more
The delegates at the Annual Members' Meeting of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative on 18/19 September, hosted by the company HiPP in Pfaffenhofen, Germany, elected a new board for a two-year term. Six board members were confirmed in office. Stefanie Eichiner from UPM was newly elected.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
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
On 22 May 2013 Spain established a Business and Biodiversity Initiative, which was constituted along the lines of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative.read more
The CBD Secretariat announced date and theme of the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12). The conference will take place from 6 to 17 October 2014 in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.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.«
»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.«
»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.«
Today, HeidelbergCement released its 2011/2012 Sustainability Report entitled "Foundations". The report highlights topics and challenges for HeidelbergCement in its drive for sustainable development.
UPM has again been named among the world’s sustainability leaders. Especially, the company has been assessed as the industry leader in environmental sustainability within the Paper and Forest Products sector with top scores.
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