Sign up to the Nature Positive Business Pledge

2nd February 2023


IEMA has been working with the UK Business and Biodiversity Forum, the RSPB, the Aldersgate Group and the International Chamber of Commerce to create a Nature Positive Business Pledge.

The aim of the Pledge is to create a set of principles and a framework of actions to support businesses to reduce their impacts on nature and to work in a nature-positive way.Business relies on nature directly and indirectly. Nature losses and gains are material to business. The Nature Positive Business Pledge invites companies to join a network of businesses that are committing to make changes in their operations to reduce impacts and support recovery for nature. Pledge signatories are asked to:

  1. Act using a set of good practice principles, including the mitigation hierarchy and additionality
  2. Assess impacts on nature and prioritise where action is required
  3. Identify and set suitable SMART targets
  4. Roll out costed and ordered actions and monitor and measure the outcomes
  5. Report transparently every year
  6. Continuously build on and step up nature positive actions
  7. Share their learnings to support other companies.

The Pledge does not specify a methodology and takes a high-level approach to allow businesses of all sizes and sectors – no matter what stage they are at in their impacts management – to commit to iterative improvements.

To sign up or to find out more, visit bit.ly/Nature_Positive_Business_Pledge

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