Baseline report “Biodiversity in standards ad labels in the food sector” (2017).

This Baseline Report summarizes the results of a screening of 54 regional, national and international standards for the food sector and requirements of food companies for their supply chain. he report provides a comprehensive overview on how protection of biodiversity is currently addressed in standards and company requirements. The policies of standards and companies as well as their criteria and requirements have been evaluated regarding effectiveness for biodiversity protection, their emphasis within the standard or company certification schemes and their transparency and verifiability. The screening was based on the results of research studies and practical experiences.

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Easy Guide for Biodiversity Criteria in Standards and Labels for the Food Sector

This Easy Guide introduce the main objective of the project: to improve the biodiversity performance of standards and sourcing requirements in the food industry by helping standard organisations to integrate efficient biodiversity criteria into their schemes and motivating food processing companies and retailers to include comprehensive biodiversity criteria into their sourcing guidelines. This Easy Guide is particularly designed for quality and procurement managers of companies that are responsible for purchasing food products. The guide provides insights into the status quo of biodiversity criteria and measures in policies of standards and company requirements as well as an overview of formulations for effective biodiversity criteria.

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Recommendations to improve biodiversity protection in policy and criteria of food standards and sourcing requirements of food companies and retailers

These recommendations are directed primarily to standard organisations as well as companies of the food sector with own sourcing requirements. They should support the management of standards and companies in the efforts to improve biodiversity performance as well as those persons responsible for the revision of standard criteria and for companies sourcing rules, persons responsible for product quality and sustainability coordinators.

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