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
UPM is the paper and forest products industry leader in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2014-2015.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
'Biodiversity in Good Company' is a "member state participant" in the EU Business and Biodiversity (B@B) Platform of the European Commission, which entered into phase 2 in 2014.read more
By 8 June 2014, Governments and other relevant stakeholders are invited to nominate experts to take forward elements of the 2014-2018 work programme.read more
'Biodiversity in Good Company" and three partners launch a new series of events ─ high-level kick-off event with Klaus Töpfer on 24 September in Berlinread 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
Berlin, 31 March 2014. Today Veolia Germany joined the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative and signed the "Leadership Declaration" of the enterprise network. The environmental service provider made the announcement during the dialog board "Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt 2020".read more
The Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, member of our network since its establishment, has just released its CSR Report 2013. What is especially noteworthy is that it comprises an extra feature booklet dedicated to "natural capital".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.«
»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.«
This year's ceremony of the Quarry Life Award, an initiative by HeidelbergCement, will take place in Prague.
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