EBBC - Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry

Biodiversity in Standards and Labels
for the Food Industry

The main objective of LIFE Food & Biodiversity is to improve the biodiversity performance of standards and labels within the food industry, by supporting standard organizations to include efficient biodiversity criteria into their schemes; and motivating food processing companies and retailers to include biodiversity criteria into their sourcing guidelines.

The specific objectives are:

  • Monitoring of biodiversity: By establishing a meaningful two level monitoring system the impact on biodiversity of standards and labels for the food sector can be monitored.

In August 2016, Global Nature Fund, Lake Constance Foundation, Agentur AUF! (Germany),  Fundación Global Nature (Spain), Solagro, agoodforgood (France) and Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal) have initiated the project “Biodiversity in Standards and Labels for the Food Industry” funded by the EU LIFE programme.

In various countries, national sector initiatives to improve biodiversity performance are establishing themselves with the participation of various stakeholders from the food sector (standard and label organisations, food processing companies, producer organisations) and environmental and consumer protection organisations.


Target groups

For companies and standard organisations there are several opportunities to participate:

You would like to benefit from the project activities and learn more about the opportunities for companies and for standards?

LIFE Food & Biodiversity (LIFE15 GIE/DE/000737)
Countries:   Germany, France, Spain, Portugal
EBBC Partner:   Global Nature Fund, Agentur AUF!, Bodensee-Stiftung, Fundación Global Nature, Solagro und agoodforgood, Instituto Superior Técnico
Supported by:   EU LIFE porgramme of the European Union
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

Fundacion Biodiversidad
Ministre de l'agriculture
Région l'Occitanie
Duration:   1 August 2016 - 30 September 2020
Budget:   3,056,775.00 € (EU LIFE Contribution: 1,830,615.00 €)