Union for Ethical BioTrade

The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) is a non-profit association that promotes the sourcing of natural ingredients with respect for people and biodiversity.

UEBT advances practices for biodiversity innovation and sourcing that promote sustainable business growth, local development and biodiversity conservation.

UEBT contributes to a process of market transformation in specialty natural ingredients used in the cosmetics, food and natural pharmaceutical sectors. It provides a model and platform for businesses to contribute to local development and biodiversity conservation, in support of the implementation of the SDGs and CBD objectives.

UEBT’s mission is to promote Ethical BioTrade practices by offering UEBT members independent verification, technical support and networking opportunities for biodiversity-based innovation and sourcing.

The UEBT Ethical BioTrade Standard builds on the seven BioTrade Principles and Criteria as developed by the UNCTAD BioTrade initiative.

UEBT member companies use the Ethical BioTrade Standard to shape their biodiversity sourcing practices. They develop biodiversity management systems that further the implementation of the Ethical BioTrade standard in their own operations as well as throughout their supply chains.

The UEBT Secretariat is in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and a regional office is in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

UEBT is compliant with:

Code

Compliance Status (Code Version and approval date of compliance)

Last Updated

Standard-Setting

Version 6, August 2016

21/09/2016

Impacts

Version 2, Independent evaluation in progress

21/09/2016

Assurance

Version 1, Independent Evaluation due for completion 2017

21/09/2016

 

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