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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. undefinedRead more about the initiative undefinedBecome a member

Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.

Statement by Dr. Bernd Eikens, Executive Vice President, UPM Paper ENA (Europe & North America)

Photo: Dr. Bernd Eikens, Executive Vice President, UPM Paper ENA (Europe & North America)

»At UPM the protection of biodiversity is a core element of sustainable forestry. Our global biodiversity programme defines clear targets and best practices to maintain biodiversity in forests – both our own and those of our suppliers. This is a key factor in fulfilling our corporate mission, which is to create added value from renewable and recyclable raw materials. In order to promote biodiversity in the value chain, UPM is actively involved in biodiversity work as a founding and board member of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative.« 

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Statement by Paul Greineder, CEO of Pharmos Natur

Photo Margot Esser-Greineder, Founder and Paul Greineder, CEO of Pharmos Natur, Green Luxury GmbH

»I am deeply convinced that responsible life as well as responsible leadership is based on the three pillars of ecology, economy and social justice and, hence, that there is a close interaction between nature and social entrepreneurship. As a responsible enterprise, we dedicate our special attention to maintain the respect of man and nature in the value creation chain.«

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