ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation has launched the European Biodiversity Standard (EBS), an independent tool for companies to assess, upgrade and profile their biodiversity performance.
Biodiversity and ecosystem services are vital elements for a growing number of companies. Worldwide and in Europe, the integration of biodiversity considerations in business operations is receiving more and more attention. However, companies often struggle with the question of how to address biodiversity in a practical way in their business operation. 
The EBS provides practical tools for companies to address biodiversity and to measure, improve and demonstrate publicly the company’s ecological performance.
Center Parcs retains top UK biodiversity award
In 2007, Center Parcs became the first organisation in the UK to be awarded the Biodiversity Benchmark; our sister standard. Due to the company’s hard work and commitment, it has maintained this standard for the subsequent seven years and once again, Center Parcs has....


EU Commissioner Potočnik welcomes EBS
In a letter to ECNC, EU Commissioner of the Environment Janez Potočnik highlighted the importance of the EBS in providing tools for companies and institutions to measure, improve and demonstrate publicly their ecological...


Wildlife takes off at London Heathrow

Heathrow Airport has been awarded the Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Benchmark for the seventh year running. The Benchmark is similar to the EBS but designed specifically for the UK. Independent assessors visit over 40 organisation sites to judge their compliance against a stringent...



UN Environment Programme, European Commission, Global Nature Fund, CBD Secretariat and IUCN welcome the EBS.


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The EBS is financially supported by the European Commission LIFE+ programme