Comercio ético

La manera en que las empresas gestionan sus prácticas de aprovisionamiento impacta el ambiente La Unión para el Biocomercio Ético (Uebt) es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que promueve el “abastecimiento con respeto” de los ingredientes que provienen de la biodiversidad. Las empresas de alimentos, cosméticos y farmacéuticos se aprovisionan, en gran medida, del mundo.. read more →

Natural products, a growing demand in China

The special connection the Chinese have with nature is part of their culture, art, beliefs and medicine. In the three ideologies that exist in China (Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism) harmony between man and nature is essential. […] The recent study of UEBT, on the perception of the biodiversity and its ethical sourcing around the world.. read more →

Protection de la biodiversité : quelles sont les réponses de l’industrie cosmétique?

La transposition du Protocole de Nagoya sur la préservation de la biodiversité est actuellement en discussion au Parlement et doit être voté à la rentrée. Ce texte a une importance majeure pour les entreprises pharmaco-cosmétiques, qui ont déjà lancé leur propre initiative sur ce sujet en 2007. Encadrer la rétribution des pays qui abritent ces.. read more →

ICTSD: Access or utilisation – Who will pull the ABS trigger?

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Nagoya Protocol) was adopted on 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, as the culmination of years of negotiation on how to implement the third objective of the CBD. Its.. read more →

Oglobo: O fator verde que é capaz de mudar os hábitos de consumo

RIO – A consciência ambiental crescente é capaz de mudar hábitos de consumo, aponta pesquisa realizada pela organização sem fins lucrativos União para o BioComércio Ético (UEBT), que ouviu seis mil pessoas em seis países, inclusive o Brasil. Empresas que acabam sendo associadas a algum problema socioambiental, considerando toda a cadeia produtiva, correm sério risco.. read more →

Ubaweb: Como ajudar a preservar os recursos naturais?

Hoje, quando paramos para analisar o que fazemos para garantir a qualidade de vida, podemos notar que a população está cada vez mais engajada em contribuir com ações para preservar os nossos recursos naturais e nas questões que envolvem a preservação e a educação ambiental. Um dos pontos mais positivos que devemos ressaltar é que.. read more →

ethos: A indústria de cosméticos e a sustentabilidade da cadeia produtiva

Acordos construídos coletivamente incluem preço justo e requisitos como prazos, volumes, qualidade e processamento que respeitem o modo de vida tradicional. […] Num estudo lançado recentemente pela União para o Biocomércio Ético (UEBT), que avalia o conhecimento sobre a biodiversidade ao redor do mundo, 84% dos consumidores afirmaram que deixariam de comprar produtos da indústria.. read more →

ABS Capacity Development Initiative business dialogue meeting in Copenhagen in September 2013

The ABS Capacity Development Initiative, a multi-donor initiative supporting the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing (ABS), is hosting its annual business dialogue. The two-day event, which will take place in Copenhagen on 4-5 September 2013, aims to promote exchange and cooperation between policy makers, regulators and the private sector on new.. read more →

UEBT publishes note on ABS project in Africa, including lessons learned and training material

This note summarizes the outcomes of a joint project on access and benefit sharing (ABS), carried out by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), PhytoTrade Africa, GIZ and the ABS Capacity Development Initiative. Through this two-year project, these organizations worked together to provide companies working with natural ingredients with the information and tools to advance.. read more →

UEBT is looking for a Communication Professional

For the Amsterdam office the Union for Ethical BioTrade is looking for a Communication Professional (80-100%) As successful candidate you will join a small team of committed professionals. You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day tasks related to internal and external communications of UEBT. This includes supporting UEBT outreach efforts with business-to business communication materials. You will.. read more →