Invitation To Join The Biodiversity Disclosure Project – A Study Of The Biodiversity Performance Of South African Companies

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This report is a preliminary study by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) on the awareness and attitude of JSE listed companies towards conservation of biodiversity in South Africa. The results of this study highlight that South African companies, in general, have a limited understanding of the importance of biodiversity to business and its stakeholders, and that mainstreaming of biodiversity needs to feature as a key component of a company’s performance. A Biodiversity Disclosure Project (BDP) for South African companies is recommended. “This report proposes that the BDP will provide much-needed support for these companies to effectively identify, manage and communicate their biodiversity impacts and dependencies.”. “We invite businesses to join us as stakeholders in the development and implementation of the┬áBDP.”