Biodiversity standards in the food industry
The food industry and the food trade have a significant impact on biodiversity. However currently the protection of biodiversity dosen't play a role in companies.
aim of the project is to anchor the conservation of biodiversity
and its components in standards and quality seals of the food industry.
for the development of the criteria is an analysis of the initial
situation (significant effects on biodiversity, current criteria of
standards / labels and deficits). With
the participation of relevant stakeholders, concrete criteria for
the protection of biodiversity will be developed and standard and label
organizations, as well as companies with own labels, could be motivated to
integrate these criteria. The criteria also serve as a basis for demands, which the companies can adress to the raw material suppliers and other suppliers. This project is
not about the development of a stand-alone biodiversity label, but it should
incorporate criteria into existing quality systems and sustainability
All companies of the food industry in Germany are addressed to include this supplier specifications.
Phone: +49 - (0) 7732 – 9995-45
Global Nature Fund - Office Bonn
Phone: +49 - (0) 228 - 184 86 94 – 11
Partners: Lake Constance Foundation, Global
Nature Fund (GNF)
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature
Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU), German Federal Agency for
Nature Conservation (BfN), REWE Group