NATURWERT – A Biodiversity supportive Management


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NATURWERT – Greening of Company Premises as an Introduction to Biodiversity Management


November 2012 - April 2015


Institute for Ecological Economic Research (IÖW), Lake Constance Foundation, Biodiversity in Good Company


German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)



Worldwide 40 % off all products are based on biodiversity. Every branch of industry benefits from the efforts of nature. Simultaniously, business activities occasionally cause massive burdens for ecosystems, plants and animals. The lack of visibility of these efforts for business leads to a disregard of nature capital and to decisions which endanger and damage biodiversity and the efforts of ecosystems.


Goals and Purposes

The GNF is a partner in the NATURWERT project coordinated by the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) and supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and the Federal Environmental Ministry. With targeted measures, even industrial sites and business parks can be biodiversity havens. With the unsealing of surfaces, planting on roofs, rejection of pesticides and use of local plants at such sites, companies can have a direct and positive impact on biodiversity. In cooperation with the IÖW, Lake Constance Foundation, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück and Biodiversity in Good Company, the GNF has been developing a systematic framework of biodiversity promotion measures since November 2012. Within it, the costs and impacts on biodiversity, employees and surroundings will be explicated and site-specific options for companies, savings and other benefits will be detailed.


Stefan Hörmann

Global Nature Fund - Office Bonn

Phone: +49 - (0) 228 - 184 86 94 - 11


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 Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as well as the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)