BiodivSourcing

BiodivSourcing

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ABOUT US

BiodivSourcing offers advisory services on biodiversity management to ensure sustainable sourcing of biodiversity. We support companies (big or small businesses) to improve a full integration of biodiversity issues in their day-to-day practices, including ethical practices and Nagoya Protocol implementation.

member_logo_transparent_72dpi_1Since January 2014, we became UEBT affiliate member, promoting ethical sourcing of biodiversity. UEBT member means joining the international community of influential actors committed to ensure their sourcing practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain.

We want to become a key support to your organisation to help you achieve your commitments towards sustainable development and biodiversity use. Learn more…

BIODIVERSITY

Variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are a part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. (Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992).

While working with natural resources as plants and animals, you are using biodiversity as raw material. In addition, according to the CBD definition and its link to sustainable development, we have to add the social component (human factor) in all the work we do towards biodiversity and the environment.

BACKGROUND

“All businesses depend upon biodiversity in one way or another, and similarly all businesses have an impact upon biodiversity. Sustainable use of biodiversity is therefore good not only for the environment, but also important for the ongoing viability and profitability of most business models.” Says Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias – CBD Executive Secretariat (2012)

“The business community can help advance the CBD objectives, which are biodiversity conservation, its sustainable use and the equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. Implementing ethical sourcing practices is one way that companies can contribute to these objectives.” Says Rik Kutsch Lojenga – Union for Ethical BioTrade Executive Director (2011)

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