Guidance on The ISO Management System and the Protection of Biological Diversity

The aim of this guideline is to encourage businesses to integrate the complex concept of protection of biological diversity in their operational (environmental) management planning on a step-by-step basis in order to continuously and systematically reduce any negative effects they may be having on biodiversity.

Bonn, 27.10.2016

This publication has a practical orientation and does not seek to "re-invent the wheel”; it makes reference to projects, instruments and experiences of businesses that have been dealing with the topic of "business and biodiversity” for some considerable time.

Biological diversity, also known as "biodiversity”, is a term that is applied to the wide array of different forms of life and represents a fundamental aspect of existence on this planet. It is only if we manage to preserve our ecosystem and a wide diversity of species that present and future generations will be able to enjoy a high quality of life; in addition, it is only then that we will be able to rely on the "services” provided by the natural world on which we and the economy depend: clean water, healthy food, sustainable resources, an appropriate living environment and attractive natural surroundings, to cite just a few of these aspects.

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