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
Iphofen, Germany, 23.09.15. During the annual members' meeting 2015 in Germany, taking place in Iphofen at Knauf Gips, a new seven-member board was elected. The new Chairwoman of the Board is Stefanie Eichiner from UPM. read more
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
In the DJSI 2015, UPM is the leading company in the paper and forest products industry. Managing biodiversity and impacts on ecosystems is an important part of the company's sustainability approach.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
Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.
Read our latest newsletter 6_2015 (3 September 2015), including a portrait of our member company Werner & Mertz
»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'.«
The Liaison Group of the biodiversity-related conventions published a statement regarding the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The Natural Capital Coalition has published the "Feedback Report from Business Engagement Partner Interviews”.
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".
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