Governance

The Union for Ethical BioTrade is a membership-based organisation that was created in May 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The General Assembly acts as the main governing body of UEBT and meets once a year to elect the Members of the Board. The General Assembly is composed of all UEBT Members. Provisional, Trading and Affiliate Members have the right to vote and elect the Board of Directors, thereby approving the management of the organization.

As of January 2016, the Union’s Board is composed of the following members:

Bas_Schneiders_Weleda Gaston_Vizcarra_IPPN Angela Pinhati
Bas Schneiders
(Board President)
Weleda
Trading member
Switzerland
Gastón Vizcarra
(Board Vice President)
IPPN
Affiliate member
Peru
Angela Pinhati
(Treasurer)
Natura Cosmetics SA
Trading member
Brazil
Gustavo_Urrea_FondoBiocomercio Pierre_Charlier_de_Chily_Aldivia Cyril_Lombard_PhytoTrade
Gustavo Urrea
Fondo Biocomercio
Affiliate member
Colombia
Pierre Charlier de Chily
Aldivia
Trading member
France
 Cyril Lombard
PhytoTrade
Affiliate member
Southern Africa
Rene_Gomez_CAF Eder_Ramos_Symrise Christophe Godard OLVEA
René Gomez García
Development Bank of Latin America
Affiliate member
Latin America
Eder Ramos
Symrise Aromas & Fragrâncias Ltda
Trading member
Brazil
Christophe Godard
OLVEA Burkina Faso
Trading member
Burkina Faso

The Standard Committee is composed of the following members: PhytoTrade Africa, FAN, Imaflora, FSC, The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Native, Organic Africa and a Brazilian rubber tappers representative.

The Membership Committee, whose role is to review membership application and to recommend approval to the Board, is composed of the following members: Weleda, Aldivia, PhytoTrade Africa and IPPN.

For more information on the various committees, please check our resources page for official documents.