Benefits for the companies
It has become crucial for companies to understand what is their link with ecosystem services and to better assess the risk related to the loss of biodiversity. Activities proposed through the B@B Platform will provide tools and methodologies to companies to promote value creation and mitigate risk thanks to biodiversity conservation programs.
Becoming involved with the platform is an opportunity for businesses to:
Access to the sectoral best practices for biodiversity conservation
The Platform will draw up an inventory of the current best practices of companies in regard to biodiversity conservation management. This will be carried out through a benchmark of initiatives supporting sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity conservation.
The B@B Platform will facilitate information and knowledge exchange among different actors, such as businesses and conservation communities through the creation of a resource centre.
Contribute to the development of guidance documents
Guidance documents will be established by identifying and reviewing best practices, as well as through sectoral workshops. The workshops will facilitate the process of gathering information and knowledge exchange with businesses in the different sectors.
The guidance documents will be practical tools to assist companies in setting up and running businesses that incorporate biodiversity into their core activities, and will also contribute to their business sustainability.
Point out outstanding contribution to the biodiversity conservation through the award system
The award system will evaluate companies’ performance regarding biodiversity conservation and assess the practices implemented. It will provide the European Commission recognition for outstanding contribution to biodiversity conservation.
This award system will allow key stakeholders (customers, suppliers, employees, etc.) to acknowledge companies’ commitment to biodiversity.