Special Mention: Business and Biodiversity
This Special Mention is for a successful business model, management scheme, product and service or international cooperation that makes a significant contribution to halting biodiversity loss and supporting natural ecosystems.
The winner will be selected from companies entering one of the four main categories. A company could therefore win several EBAE Awards. Companies should indicate on their entry form if they also wish to be entered for the Special Mention: Business and Biodiversity.
Award criteria for judging
The proposals in each of the four categories that are also put forward for the Special Mention: Business and Biodiversity will be assessed by the jury against these additional criteria (also indicated on each form):
- Is the ecosystem/habitat/species important? (e.g. is the action in a Natura 2000 area, or one covered by the Habitat or the Birds Directive? Is it threatened? Is it indigenous?)
- How extensive is the impact and does the action contribute to the protection and improvement of biodiversity in a broader context? (e.g. what is the geographical area covered? What land types are affected? What other types of land use can be found in the region? Are there negative side effects? Is it a constituent of an ecological corridor? Does the action involve others in the company or beyond? Does it develop and/or use green infrastructure and/or ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation? Does it create benefits for species, water, soil, land-use, resource-use?)
- How sustainable is the protection of biodiversity? (e.g. are staff appropriately trained? Is financing in place to sustain the action? Is the awareness of other actors raised?)