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
"Biodiversity for Sustainable Development" is the motto of the 12th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), taking place on 6-17 October in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. We will be there.read more
The conference will be hosted by the retail company Otto Group in Hamburg. Special guest: Secretary of State Jochen Flasbarth from the Federal Environment Ministry.read more
From 6 to 17 October, the 12th Conference of the Parties to the CBD is taking place in Pyeongchang, Korea. What will be decided there?read more
India has started a business and biodiversity initiative. We cooperate with IBBIread more
Making sure sufficient international financing for biodiversity remains challenging.read more
ForestFinance is supporting the WWF biodiversity survey conducted in forest projects around the Orinoco River.read more
UPM is the paper and forest products industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2014-2015.read more
We are happy to announce that the company Knauf, a leading company in the Gypsum industry, enriches 'Biodiversity in Good Company'read more
Biological diversity to look at, smell and experience. The project "Weleda: The Garden" is a good example of promoting Aichi target 1.read more
Please note the English and Japanese website provide some basic information on the initiative. The German website is more comprehensive.
»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.«
»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.«
One of the headline findings is that vertebrate populations around the world have declined by an average of 52% between 1970 and 2010.
This year's ceremony of the Quarry Life Award, an initiative by HeidelbergCement, will take place in Prague.
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