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Business and Biodiversity: 企業の想い

企業の想い

Harry Assenmacher, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Founder, ForestFinance

»All of our products, regardless of the investment location, have one goal in common: we are building forests, meaning sustainably managed mixed forests with all their ecosystem services for mankind, climate and nature. Our concept includes the support of biodiversity: our forests, planted on fallow land, provide new habitats for numerous animal and plant species and serve as stepping stone biotopes between natural forests.«

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Alexander Bartelt, Head of Corporate Responsibility Strategy & CR, Hermes Logistik Gruppe Deutschland GmbH (part of Otto Group)

»We will only be able to maintain business performance if we also maintain nature’s performance. For this reason the diversity of ecosystems and species is vital for our future. Their protection needs to be better incorporated into the value chain.«

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ドイツ国際協力公社(GIZ) 取締役員 クリストフ・バイヤー(Dr. Christoph Beier)

»The rural populations in our partner countries are particularly hard-hit by loss of biodiversity. For this reason, GIZ works on behalf of the German Government to implement projects in developing countries, supporting its partners in achieving the objectives set out in the Convention on Biological Diversity. Here in Germany, we also have a great responsibility to protect biological diversity. We can influence the way in which goods are produced or how much waste is created through purchasing decisions and our behaviour. Accordingly, we set great store by protecting biodiversity as part of our corporate environmental management.«

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UPM社、'Biodiversity in Good Company'イニシアティブ理事長、シュテファニー・アイヒネル(Dr. Stefanie Eichiner)

»Are you looking for practical suggestions on how your company can contribute to maintaining biological diversity or are you prepared to take on responsibility yourself? Whether it be first steps towards bringing your premises closer to nature or taking effective measures for protecting species and habitats in the value-added chain – our network makes available to you a wealth of expertise from its member companies.«

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ファーバーカステル社 前代表取締役 アントン=ヴォルフガング・グラフ(Anton-Wolfgang Graf、2016年1月21日逝去)

»It is a matter of great importance to me, not to economise at the expense of my successors as well as to use raw materials, which do not account for any harm of humans or nature. For myself, as an entrepreneur, it is self-evident to earn money in a decent manner. The integrity, based on values such as social and ecological responsibility, reliance, honesty and fair interaction amongst one another, can by all means be combined with a healthy striving for long-term profitability.«

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ファーモス・ナチュラ・グリーン・ラグジュアリー社 代表取締役 パウル・グラインデル(Paul Greineder)

»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.«

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ヒップ社 代表取締役 クラウス・ヒップ(Prof. Claus Hipp)

»The company HiPP is convinced that protecting biological diversity and the balance of nature also means an intransigent "no" to GMOs and green genetic engineering as they lead to an agriculture based on monocultures.«

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Susanne Horn, General Agent of Neumarkter Lammsbräu

»Doing business in line with nature means above all to preserve our natural sources of life. One substantial aspect hereby is the protection and preservation of biodiversity to which we are dedicated with various activities.«

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Dr. Michael Rademacher – former Manager for Biodiversity & Natural Resources, HeidelbergCement

»As a company active in the building materials industry, we always strive to use mineral resources – which take millions of years to form – as efficiently as possible. When we commence quarrying operations, we place great emphasis on protecting the diversity of local plants and animals, and frequently engage with local conservation organisations. In order to share our knowledge with other companies and the public, we’re taking part in the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' initiative.«

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サラヤ株式会社 社長 更家悠介

「サラヤは地球市民として、持続可能性な発展の道を進んでおります。ボルネオの生物多様性保全と持続可能な原料調達を進め、アジアとアフリカのBOP層の人々の衛生の改善のために努力します。」

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Winfried Schaur, Executive Vice President UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America)

» For more than 20 years biodiversity has been a core element of sustainable forestry at UPM. 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 purpose, 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.«

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ワーナー&メルツ社 代表取締役 ラインハルト・シュナイダー(Reinhard Schneider)

»Sustainability at Werner & Mertz is not a passing trend but a long-lived company tradition. The promotion of biological diversity is therefore an essential part of our corporate strategy. With our umbrella brand Frosch we have been pursuing environmental protection and resource conservation since 1986 with product design that follows Cradle to Cradle® principles. Among other things, we have demonstrated our commitment to sustainability as a founding member of 'Biodiversity in Good Company'.«  

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株式会社アレフ 代表取締役社長 庄司大

「食産業は、自然からたくさんの資源をいただいて成り立っています。私たちは、畑の土づくり、そして田畑に影響を与える環境や生きものについてしっかり理解して、サプライヤーの方々と協力し、お客様に安全で健康なお食事を提供していきます。」

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