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|Newsletter Issue 19|
Beginning in 2012, a new 'Business and Biodiversity' Award will also be presented to a European company with outstanding achievements in halting biodiversity loss and supporting natural ecosystems. The winner will be selected from companies applying for one of the existing categories.
Is the ecosystem/habitat/species important? E.g. Is the action in a Natura 2000 area or one covered by the Habitat or the Birds Directive? Is it threatened? Is it indigenous?
How extensive is the impact? E.g. What is the geographical area covered? What other types of land use can be found in the region? Are there negative side effects?
Does the action contribute to the protection of biodiversity in a broader context? E.g. is it a constituent of an ecological corridor? Does the action involve others in the company or beyond? Does it develop and/or use green-infrastructure and/or ecosystem-based approaches to climate-change adaptation and mitigation?
How sustainable is the protection of biodiversity? E.g. Are staff appropriately trained? Is financing in place to sustain the action? Is the awareness of other actors raised?
If the jury is unable to reach a decision on the basis of these four main criteria, additional criteria may be used.
The judging criteria for the Business & Biodiversity award.