Biodiversity refers to the variety of life and all ecosystems, including the diversity within species and between species and ecosystems. It is the basis for many ecological processes and ecosystem services that are essential for human well-being. The loss of biodiversity due to human activities, such as habitat destruction, over-exploitation, pollution, and climate change is leading to a decline in the number and variety of species.
This is why it is vital for every company to have a holistic overview of its impacts on biodiversity. Efforts to enhance biodiversity must be integrated into all areas of operations – from daily practices to top management decision making.