- Publication date
- 25 August 2022
- Directorate-General for Environment
SMEs play a crucial role in the green transition, but they often face multiple challenges. Existing tools, frameworks and guidance often target large corporates and are not always adapted to the needs of SMEs.
Following the growing demand from various stakeholders, including SMEs and organisations working with SMEs, The European Business @ Biodiversity Platform (EU B@B Platform) developed a Practical Guide on Biodiversity for SMEs in the Agri-Food Sector. The objective of the guide is to break these barriers and inspire SMEs, wherever they are on their nature journey, to take action and start managing their impacts on biodiversity.
Based on real-life examples of companies operating in the agri-food sector, the guide shows how a focus on biodiversity will enable SMEs to become ‘future proof’ and ‘resilient’. It showcases many ways to manage biodiversity risks and seize the benefits of integrating biodiversity into business strategies. Starting from concrete examples and typical profiles, the guide helps SMEs navigate the landscape of existing tools and guidance on biodiversity management that have been developed over the years.