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What can businesses do?

Biodiversity, which is essential to all business activities, is highly endangered everywhere on earth. Offering citizens-consumers sustainable and biodiversity-friendly goods and services is becoming an issue of the utmost importance for businesses.

Practically, what can I do for my business?

BiodiversiTree is an online tool that helps you choose actions for biodiversity according to your situation, your resources, the place where you are located and your activity field.

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How can we act?

Biodiversity-friendly processes – that's possible!

Businesses rely directly or indirectly on natural resources and are thus unavoidable actors in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It is essential for them to act by taking the conservation of biodiversity into account in all their processes.

Facts on industry and biodiversity

  • 2700

    litres of water are needed for producing one cotton T-shirt, which is equivalent to what a person drinks in two and a half years.

  • 76%

    of Belgium's biodiversity footprint is linked to its imports and situated outside the country.

  • 40%

    of the pharmaceutical molecules contain at least 1 active ingredient of biological origin.

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BeBiodiversity A Happy New Year 2019 focused on biodiversity!

A Happy New Year 2019 focused on biodiversity!

Is the year-end holiday season behind you? No more crazy shopping for gifts, no more hearty meals… until next year!  As this period is behind us, let’s now take the time to ask ourselves what a celebration such as Christmas represents in terms of impact on biodiversity. And most importantly, what can we do to reduce our footprint during the holidays, whatever they may be?

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BeBiodiversity Staying fashionable and respecting biodiversity

Staying fashionable and respecting biodiversity

The sales have arrived! The shelves are packed with bargains and everyone wants a new outfit. But what about the impact of fast fashion on biodiversity? Here we explained how textile production presents a threat to a large number of species. The good news is that you can remain fashionable without causing them too much harm.

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BeBiodiversity Taking care of ourselves without damaging biodiversity

Taking care of ourselves without damaging biodiversity

We like taking care of ourselves. Every day, we use care products such as soap, shower gels, antiperspirants, make-up removers, shampoos, moisturizing creams, toothpaste and perfume. Altogether, each Belgian uses an average of 18 grams of cosmetic products per day. But what we think is good for us is not necessarily good for biodiversity.

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BeBiodiversity Shrimp at will : doom for biodiversity

Shrimp at will : doom for biodiversity

Shrimp, scampi or prawns have long been rare, refined and expensive. But nowadays, their consumption has skyrocketed; in the world, it is estimated that by 2023, about 6 million tons of shrimp per year will be consumed! In the last 20 years, the production has been multiplied by 9. A boom that severely damages biodiversity.

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BeBiodiversity Worried experts at the bedside of biodiversity

Worried experts at the bedside of biodiversity

In three years, 550 volunteer experts from 100 countries have compiled 10,000 scientific publications, supplemented by statistical data and an inventory of local traditional knowledge. The aim of this huge work coordinated by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was to provide global decision-makers with five reports on the state of global biodiversity.

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