This metric supposes a minimum requirement for companies in matters of Biodiversity. The basic thing we can expect from them is that they at least dedicate space in their public documents to provide some type of information on the recognition of the impact of their activity on Biodiversity above all for the responsibility that corresponds to them with respect to their supply chain.
Here we are very few demanding and we do not consider concrete or quantifiable results, which may give rise to some subjective appreciation by the evaluator, but what we intend with this question is to at least penalize more those companies that do not make any kind of mention of this matter and they do not even include aspects related to Biodiversity as a relevant or material topic in their reports.
We will assign a ""YES"" to this question if :
- The company makes a statement in its reporting that demonstrates its recognition of the impact of its activity (agricultural and livestock production in its own-brand supply chain) and the importance of protecting biodiversity and ecosystems.
This statement must be reinforced with a relevant project, practice or policy on biodiversity protection.
Relevant projects, practices or policies in the sector may include :
- Raw materials policy, responsible sourcing (in relation to sustainable fresh produce, palm oil or monocultures in general, controversial crops such as cocoa, coffee and tea, genetic modification, wood and paper, flowers and plants, sustainable fish, etc.).
- Collaboration with organisations such as WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) on biodiversity issues.
- Fair Trade policy
- Specific strategy for the supply of organic products
This information can be found in any of the following reports published on the companies' websites:
- Annual Report
- Corporate Social Responsibility Report
- Sustainability Report
- Environmental Report
- Carbon Footprint Report
- Statement of Non-Financial Information (NFI)