AMSTERDAM, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In the context of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, United Business Media (UBM) and the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) launched the Ethical BioTrade Awards for Biodiversity, to be presented at Health ingredients Europe (HIE) in Madrid, November 2010. UBM and UEBT are now accepting nominations for candidates for these awards, until 17 September 2010.
The Awards, the first of their kind, are divided into two categories: leadership and innovation. They will recognize the efforts of companies that promote the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) throughout their supply chain, which are: biodiversity conservation, sustainable use, and benefits sharing.
With the case for business involvement in biodiversity being particularly strong after the release of the TEEB for Business report on July 13, the Ethical BioTrade Awards for biodiversity are an opportunity for companies in the food sector to differentiate themselves by showing their commitment to biodiversity and gaining recognition for it.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges composed of experts in the field of food and/or biodiversity. Companies or brands that are involved in initiatives related to biodiversity may apply. This ranges from broad initiatives that contribute to the conservation of biodiversity, or initiatives more specifically linked to a product or supply chain. Awards will be presented by Amanda Hamilton at the HIE in November 2010.
About the organisers
The Union for Ethical BioTrade is a non-profit association that promotes the 'Sourcing with Respect' of ingredients that come from native 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.
The Union for Ethical BioTrade
Tel: +41 22 566 1585
United Business Media, is headquartered in London, UK. The office in the Netherlands is the organiser of the world-leading Health ingredients, Food ingredients, CPhi, ICSE and Informex series of food and pharmaceutical ingredients trade shows. The Dutch office also publishes International Food Ingredients Magazine and organises related conference activities.
Ms. Leonie Reindertsen
Health ingredients Europe 2010
Tel: + 31 20 40 99 544
SOURCE United Business Media