Specialist biodiversity services for businesses
Businesses use nature’s goods and services as critical inputs into their production processes. They depend on a healthy environment to provide services such as treating and dissipating waste, maintaining soil and water quality, and helping to control the air composition and climate. We see this dependence on biodiversity most clearly when materials such as wheat, soy, cotton, timber or fish are harvested from nature. A company’s dependence on nature is also evident when its products or processes rely on natural services, such as insects or bats pollinating crops, or where a reliable supply of clean water is essential.
Businesses can also have negative impacts on biodiversity resources when they destroy or damage flora and fauna, or cause pollution, resulting in loss of habitat or disturbance. These impacts are often not well understood as they can be direct or indirect and may occur in their supply chain at some distance from the company’s operations. Therefore, even businesses that are proactive in their approach to corporate social responsibility may not be aware of the full range of their impacts on biodiversity or natural capital.
Biodiversity cannot be relegated to the peripheries of business. It is the bedrock of everything. It is essential to enable building a strong and resilient base on which to have a positive impact in other areas of society, such as working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Establishing a strong and sustainable environmental base will provide the foundations that are needed to continue to innovate, grow and leave a positive legacy. If you would like to discuss how we can help make your business nature positive, please contact us.
How we can help
It is important for all businesses to support and enhance biodiversity to mitigate the risks posed by its loss and to take advantage of the opportunities provided by being a market leader on this topic. As a specialist sustainability and management consultancy, Nature Positive combines environmental advice with business expertise to help businesses be a force for good.
Nature Positive provides a range of expert services to support your sustainable transformation. We can help you at any stage; from laying the first bricks of your environmental framework to understanding your biodiversity dependence and helping you achieve your aims and goals towards becoming nature positive and using sustainability as a competitive edge. By looking at the data first, we identify the most effective way to address and lessen your impact on nature. Download our brochure here.