Member companies of the Initiative 'Biodiversity in Good Company' undertake actions to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22nd, 2013 and to protect biodiversity. Read more about their activities here:
Berlin/Hamburg, 11 Dec 2012 - The 'Biodiversity in Good Company‘ Initiative welcomes Tchibo as a new member. Today the company signed the initiative's Leadership Declaration. For Tchibo, safeguarding biodiversity and protecting nature is a key factor for business success: Ecosystems with their respective biodiversity have great implications for sourcing high-quality products like coffee, cotton, and wood. Tchibo GmbH is one of Germany’s largest international companies for consumer goods and retail and the world’s fourth largest coffee roasting company. Learn more about the company at www.tchibo.de
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In November 2012, the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) together with the ‘Biodiversity in Good Company’ Initiative, the Lake Constance Foundation, the Global Nature Fund and the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück launched a project on corporate nature conservation costs. Read more
The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held in Hyderabad, India from 8 to 19 October 2012. The 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative participated with different activities. For a brief report click here.
The Initiative has been transformed into a business-run and company-driven independent association. Thus, the former successful project established by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in 2008 ensures its long-term future prospects.
The German Federal Environment Minister, Dr. Norbert Röttgen, welcomed the companies' commitment: "Nature is our foundation of life. Protecting nature is the joint task of government and society. The German business community has made a vital contribution to this by founding the international network 'Biodiversity in Good Company'. In this way, German companies are supporting the federal government in implementing the National Biodiversity Strategy and in reaching internationally agreed targets."
Watch this three-minute clip to learn more about the importance of biodiversity and get an introduction to background and goals of the Initiative.
The 'Corporate Biodiversity Management Handbook' is one of the first comprehensive guides available to enterprises that takes on the business and biodiversity topic from an economic perspective.
By filling out the Online Checklists you can identify the possible impacts your business has on the environment, giving insight as to where you can begin implementing your biodiversity management.
International companies are endorsing the Business and Biodiversity Initiative 'Biodiversity in Good Company'. Meanwhile, more than 40 companies have signed the Leadership Declaration that envisages the integration of biodiversity into entrepreneurial action and management systems.
UN declared March 21 as the International Day of Forests. Today, May 22, is the UN Day of Biodiversity. Between these dates, UPM has organized tree planting events together with its stakeholders all over the world.
Aleph Inc. has set up “Biodiversity conservation weeks in Ecorin Village” between 18th of May to 2nd of June.
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The company fact book presents the member companies’ consistent engagement and documents their implementation of the Initiative's Leadership Declaration.
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