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.
The Natural Capital Coalition has published the "Feedback Report from Business Engagement Partner Interviews”.
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.
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".
Biodiversity is a main issue for the Group and therefore it is one of the environmental objectives in the Commitments for Sustainable Development of Veolia.
How do biodiversity and ecosystem services interact and what can be achieved by the ecosystem services approach? In May, a new report on this matter was published by the European Commission.
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.
Primeval forests are rare and endangered, even in Germany. ForestFinance is involved in their conservation in an unusual way: together with the municipality of Hümmel, the company has managed a one-of-a-kind forest cemetery, established in November 2013.
ForestFinance has developed a sustainable concept tackling the afforestation of arid regions together with the newly founded DesertTimber Consulting. The approach has been tested in a successful pilot project in Egypt and will be extended to other areas.