3.6 Biodiversity in Sustainable ProcurementLearning plan

What is biodiversity and how does its loss threaten security of supply? What influence do my procurement decisions have on biodiversity? We show you how you can specifically take biodiversity into account in your purchasing decisions.

The module covers the following content:

Definition of Biodiversity and drivers of biodiversity loss
  • Biodiversity – definition: services of ecosystems
  • Biodiversity – definition: SDG context (SDG 14 and 15)
  • Biodiversity under threat
  • Business Cases for Biodiversity - Risks and Opportunities
  • Private Sector: Main advocate for binding policies
An approach for a corporate biodiversity strategy
  • Develop a corporate biodiversity strategy – approach
  • Step 1 and 2: Motivation and anchoring
  • General risk assessment
  • Step 3 and 4: Assess and understand impact and dependencies
  • Step 5: Explore options and establish a portfolio
  • Step 6: Develop a monitoring strategy
  • Integration into the sourcing processes
  • Step 7 and 8: Write a strategy and start implementing
Concrete examples and good practices to protect biodiversity
  • Option 1: Change sourcing area to areas less threatened or relevant for biodiversity and impact of a change of origin
  • Option 2: Chose a standard that covers biodiversity in a credible way
  • Certified Products – double challenge
  • Option 3: Engagement in a sector-wide initiative
  • Option 4: Create your own sourcing project
  • Option 5: Change the Assortment and provide transparent information to the end-consumer​
  • Option 6: Get certified as a company
  • Option 7: Make your premises a good place for biodiversity
  • Try it out…

Course languages: German, English with optional Mandarin subtitles

课程语言:德语、 英语、 英语发音中文字幕
Course type Seminar
Learning Duration 36 Minutes
Price 160.50 EUR (incl. 7% VAT rate)
Target Group
This module is aimed at:
  • CPOs and Purchasing Managers
  • CSR Professionals
  • Suppliers of Goods and Services
  • Strategic Buyers and Category Managers
  • Tactical Purchasers and Supplier Managers
Learning Objectives
After having accomplished this training, the participant will:
  • Understand what biodiversity refers to and what risks and opportunities go along with from a business perspective
  • Get to know an approach for a corporate biodiversity strategy and the important role procurement plays within it
  • Get to know examples for options that can be taken to protect biodiversity
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