‘Beauty of Sourcing with Respect’ Conference 2016

The conference was held in Paris on the 26th of May and dealt with the topics of creating and sharing value from biodiversity. Insights from consumer research in Brazil, USA, UK, France, Germany, Equador and Peru were presented.

23rd of June 2016

Since 2009, UEBT’s ‘Beauty of Sourcing with Respect’ conference has traced the importance and wealth of experiences on the ethical sourcing of biodiversity. In its eighth edition there was convergence among the over 150 representatives from companies, governments, international organisations and other associations: the concept of ethical sourcing of biodiversity has reached a tipping point. 

Consumers around the world not only understand the relevance of biodiversity – they also demand companies to preserve and restore the web of life and its components. Companies are responding to these demands through innovative ways to incorporate people and biodiversity in their sourcing, R&D, marketing and other strategies. Laws and regulations governing the use of biodiversity for new ingredients and products are also driving novel, more equitable engagement approaches.

In his welcoming remarks, Bas Schneiders, President of the Board of Directors of UEBT noted the momentum on issues from access and benefit sharing to sustainability reporting and commitments to ban deforestation from supply chains. Ethical sourcing of biodiversity cuts across these topics, with its focus on conservation, local development, and creating value along the supply chain.

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Tags: Ecosystem valuation | Biodiversity Management | Supply Chain Management

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