It's important for businesses to lay out and manage their grounds in coherence with local biodiversity. Depending on the choices made for the laying-out and the plantations, the impact on biodiversity can be zero (for instance, yew hedges are useless for biodiversity), negative (that is the case when concrete or invasive alien plants are used) or, on the contrary, very positive when the option is taken of a variety of plants, trees, bushes, hedges and flowers that altogether provide habitats and food sources for the local fauna.
They did it
Ecosem - sowing biodiversity
What is Ecosem?
Ecosem is a company specialised in producing and selling seeds and indigenous plants of controlled origin. www.ecosem.be?
The Buildings Agency – working for greener real estate
What is the Belgian Buildings Agency?
The Agency manages the real estate properties of the federal government. It provides qualitative office accommodation for federal civil servants and works for the conservation of the federal architectural and historic heritage: 1015 sites representing 7 million square metres in Belgium. www.regiedesbatiments.be?
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.Try the BiodiversiTree tool Try the BiodiversiTree tool
How can we act?
To offer a good or a service, all businesses need to buy raw materials, final products or other services.
The effects of business facilities on biodiversity depends on certain construction options and the building materials used.
High pressures on biodiversity can be avoided by applying specific manufacturing methods.
It's important for businesses to lay out and manage their grounds in coherence with local biodiversity.