November 21 , 2023


four ways in which you and your colleagues can help biodoversity

Biodiversity is essential for a healthy planet, and companies have an important role to play in protecting it. Consumers and employees increasingly expect companies to operate sustainably. 

Meanwhile, supporting biodiversity can benefit your brand reputation. 

Biodiversity simply refers to the variety of life on Earth. It encompasses all species of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms, as well as the ecosystems in which they live. From tropical rainforests to coral reefs, healthy natural habitats support diverse life and maintain ecological balance. 

However, according to the UN, globally around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Habitat loss, pollution, overexploitation and climate change are driving this biodiversity crisis.

Why Businesses SHOULD Care About Biodiversity

Declining biodiversity is creating mounting problems for companies of all sizes. However, those that prioritise protecting natural habitats and conservation can reap a number of benefits. First, it improves supply chain resilience. 

Extreme weather driven by climate change is disrupting supply chains worldwide. A growing number of companies already report interruptions from events like floods and droughts. But sustainable supply chains that conserve biodiversity may be more resilient.