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
What do companies have to do with biodiversity and how should they get involved? "Basic knowledge: companies and biodiversity" is a series of short, cross-industry information modules for companies interested in finding out more on this topic. Read
On 15 March 2016, almost 150 representatives of companies, leading business associations, nature conservation organizations, government and authorities, academia and civil society gathered in Berlin for the 6th German Business Dialogue Forum 2016 on Biological Diversity.read more
The share of sustainable products in terms of the Otto Group’s overall furniture assortment increased to 43% in 2015. read more
The funding also benefits biodiversity and ecosystem services.read more
Supported by Hugo Boss, the report aims at providing a better understanding of the relationship between the apparel sector's complex value chains and biodiversity.read more
Saraya is the winner of the ‘Eco Mark Award 2015’ held by the Japan Environment Association (JEA). The Gold Prize recognises Saraya’s commitment to producing and promoting environmentally friendly products.read more
At the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016 on 22 June in New York, Ulisses Matiolli Sabará, President of Beraca, was announced as one of ten 2016 Local SDG Pioneers for his efforts that align with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 on Life on Land.read more
In a four minute movie Veolia shows the many facets of the company's commitment to biodiversityread more
The International Organization for Standardization ISO has recently begun to develop ISO 14008 - "Monetary valuation of environmental impacts from specific emissions and use of natural resources"read more
Although most insect pollinators have not been assessed at a global level, regional and national assessments indicate high levels of threat, particularly for bees and butterflies - with often more than 40 per cent of invertebrate species threatened locally.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 2/2016 (20 May 2016)
»Sustainability at Werner & Mertz is not a passing trend but a long-lived company tradition. The promotion of biological diversity is therefore an essential part of our corporate strategy. With our umbrella brand Frosch we have been pursuing environmental protection and resource conservation since 1986 with product design that follows Cradle to Cradle® principles. Among other things, we have demonstrated our commitment to sustainability as a founding member of 'Biodiversity in Good Company'.«
On 13 July 2016, the Natural Capital Coalition launched the so-called Natural Capital Protocol (NCP), a standardized framework for natural capital assessment.
With a strong 592 – 52 vote, the European Parliament adopted on 2 Feb 2016 a report on the mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity strategy.
On 16 Dec 2015, the EU Environment Council adopted conclusions on the mid-term review of the EU biodiversity strategy. Ministers pointed out the areas where further work is needed in order to reach the targets.
Sustainable forestry is one of UPM’s key environmental responsibility areas, and biodiversity is one of the main environmental drivers in the advancement of sustainable forest management practices. UPM has been planting eucalyptus in Uruguay for a quarter century.
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