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World’s first annual report on biodiversity protection is here

indiatoday.in

The 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity is being held from 14-29, 2018 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

It is for the first that World’s First Annual Report on Biodiversity Protection – ‘Being ‘First’ Is Not Only Operation But Also Responsibility’ was announced.

Who announced the World’s first annual report on biodiversity protection?

Jianqiu, CEO of Yili Group, the only Chinese enterprise signing the Commitment Letter of Enterprises and Biodiversity of the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity, shared practices and experience in its protection of biodiversity with the guests and announced the ‘Annual Report on Biodiversity Protection of Yili Group’, the first-ever-of-its-kind in the world, mentioned a PTI report.

What propelled them to discuss biodiversity at an international level?

Business development is closely bound to responsibilities. As the leader of China’s dairy production, the group has witnessed steady growth in revenue and net profits over the years.

As of the third quarter of 2018, the group has rung up sales of RMB61.327 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 16.88 per cent, thereby proving themselves a leader in the industry.

For the group, being ‘first”‘ means not only operations but also the assumption of social responsibilities.

Salient features of the World’s first annual report on biodiversity protection:

Zhang Jianqiu mentioned, apart from development, Yili is going ahead with the idea of ‘Green Leadership’ proposed by Group Chairman Pan Gang and is pushing forward with the strategy ‘Green Industrial China.’

It is on this basis that the ‘Chinese Sample’ of biodiversity protection has been produced gradually, characterized by ‘Disclosure, Management and Popularity’ over the years.

The 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity will be held in China for the first time in 2020.

Yili aims for more and more Chinese enterprises to join hands with them so as to protect the biodiversity.

Why should we talk about biodiversity?

Biodiversity is a scientific term for the variety of living organisms on Earth. Basically, it is an important part of the ecosystem for we need to manage it.

Biodiversity is the key indicator of the health of an ecosystem.

Henceforth, the need of the hour is to maintain healthy ecosystems by taking steps:

Clean our water
Purify our air
Maintain our soil,
Regulate the climate,
Recycle nutrients and provide us with food.
All in all, we are completely dependent on the nature for everything from food to other basic necessities.

In order to combat the growing problems in the world, we need to discuss the solution to maintain our business using nature and not hampering it.

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