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Without Biological Diversity No Economic Diversity

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

Competition “The supply chain is alive”

Responsibility for our natural resources does not end at the factory gate. Quite the contrary, the biggest challenges often start there and lie in the supply chains. In 2017, the idea for a competition to gather and reward good examples was born. In August 2018, ‘Biodiversity in Good Company‘, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the NABU - Naturschutzbund Deutschland (German BirdLife partner) launched the competition “The supply chain is alive”. The competition aimed to reward companies that are tackling the challenging task of integrating biodiversity into supply chain management. The winner was awarded on the International Day of Biodiversity on May 22nd, 2019.
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Basic knowledge for companies – information modules

What do companies have to do with biodiversity and how should they get involved? "Basic knowledge: companies and biodiversity" is a series of short, cross-industry information modules for companies interested in finding out more on this topic. Read

  • HeidelbergCement: Messestand von HeidelbergCement auf Konferenz

    HeidelbergCement Sponsors Ecological Restoration conference

    The end of September saw over 800 delegates from 66 countries gather at the tip of the African continent for the 8th International conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). With representatives from academia, non-governmental organisations, local government agencies, business and the United Nations, the focus was very much on restoring land, water and community resilience, and laying the path towards the UN decade on ecosystem restoration, which starts in 2021. Building on a developing partnership with SER, HeidelbergCement was proud to sponsor the international conference for a second more

  • Events: Visual der Veranstaltung: Collage und Logos der veranstaltenden Institutionen

    European Business and Nature Summit

    On 7. and 8. November the European Business and Nature Summit will take place in Madrid/Spain. The event is co-organized by the European B@B more

  • Studies and Publications:

    Summary for Policymakers IPBES Global Assessment published

    The IPBES Global Assessment attracted much attention. It underlines that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. Now the Summary for Policymakers was published. read more

  • Saraya:

    Saraya joined “Japan Sustainable Palm Oil Network” (JaSPON) as board member

    Production of palm oil keeps expanding due to increases in food demand worldwide. A wide range of environmental and social problems including logging of tropical rain forests for plantation expansion keeps happening daily. SARAYA was the first Japanese company that joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2005. It now contributes its experiences as a board member of the Japan Sustainable Palm Oil Network (JaSPON). read more

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

Member Brochure 10th anniversary 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative

In 2018 the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative celebrated its 10th anniversary. Find out more about our history, our background and our member companies in our anniversary brochure!

10 Years of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initative. Looking back on Achievements, Looking Forward to the Work Ahead.


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