About the Union
Launched in October 2007, the Union for Ethical BioTrade is a non-profit association that promotes the 'Sourcing with Respect' of ingredients that come from biodiversity. Members commit to gradually ensuring that their sourcing practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain.
Ethical BioTrade is a set of business practices that follow the Ethical BioTrade Principles and Criteria that contribute to ethical sourcing of biodiversity.
Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms.
The Union for Ethical BioTrade
promotes the 'Sourcing with Respect of ingredients that come from biodiversity.
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Why join UEBT?
By requiring its members to commit to gradually bringing their practices in line with Ethical BioTrade Principles, the Union for Ethical BioTrade aims to help companies negotiate the regulatory minefield of trading with local producers all over the world, while ensuring that benefits reach all of those involved.
By following the Union for Ethical BioTrade's principles and criteria for 'Sourcing with Respect', companies can set themselves apart in the world market.
To bring together actors committed to Ethical BioTrade and to promote, facilitate and recognise ethical trade practices in goods that meet the sustainable development goals in the Convention of Biological Diversity.
Increased trade in biological resources actively contributes to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as to other sustainable development goals.
Financing the Union
The Union is financed by membership fees and contributions from donors.
More Views of BioTrade
Interview with Gus Le Breton and Rodolfo Guttila, President and Vice-President of the Board of the Union for Ethical BioTrade, in CBD Business and Biodiversity Newsletter - Business.2010.