The Biodiversity Disclosure Project (BDP) will be a voluntary biodiversity disclosure platform that provides companies with a practical avenue through which to report annually on their biodiversity performance. Initially targeting South African companies, the BDP will enable businesses to disclose their biodiversity performance in a standardised and comparable manner.
According to our recent study, the overall biodiversity performance of South African companies is very low. The BDP will act as a catalyst for change in that it will build the capacity of companies to mainstream biodiversity into their activities. Furthermore, companies will be invited to report through the BDP platform on their biodiversity management by completing a BDP questionnaire, which is to be developed through extensive stakeholder consultation. This questionnaire may cover several dimensions of corporate biodiversity performance, including but not limited to:
Download the new report “Invitation to join the Biodiversity Disclosure Project - A study of the biodiversity performance of South African companies”.
Register your interest to participate in the first BD Protocol consultation process in 2019.Register