Company Biodiversity Index (CBI) is a pragmatic approach to assess, enhance and conserve biodiversity existing within company premises.
Biodiversity means variety of life forms. It is represented in form of gardens, meadows, hedges, tree cover, green roofs and water bodies. These provide important permanent or temporary habitats for local plants and animals and help to build a network of habitats resulting into green infrastructure. In addition, biodiversity supported sites offer employees and visitors a place to recreate.
Biodiversity is a widely used tool for estimating the complexity, stability, and thus general health of an ecosystem. A Biodiversity Index (BI) is a scale of the diversity of plant and animal species at a particular site. An account of total species and their population is considered using Simpson's Diversity Index .
Most of the companies that have large factories have many options for biodiversity friendly settings: starting with basic measures such as nesting boxes, deadwood piles and flower beds. Companies can also implement complex measures such as green roofs and open water bodies. You may select suitable measures, depending on your needs, budget and effort. The basic principle is to protect whatever is existing, enhance with further interventions and then conserve.
The environmental value of biodiversity can be found by examining each ecosystem process and identifying the ecosystem services that result. For instance, in wetlands the vegetation captures water- carried sediment and the soil organisms break down a range of nutrients and pollutants washed into the area.
The economic potential of biodiversity is immense in terms of food, fodder, medicinal, ethical and social values. Biodiversity forms the major resource for different industries, which govern the world economy
The social value of biodiversity includes aesthetic, recreational, cultural and spiritual values. To this can be added health benefits resulting from recreational and other activities.
Aesthetic surrrounding: Habitats such as flower beds, ponds, woodlands add aesthetic value to the space, changing the infrastructure outlook into more natural settings.
These are ecosystem services that support human needs and activities such as providing clean air, water and healthy soil.
We will request for google location so we could do a virtual survey. This is a free service. Based on our survey, we provide you with a preliminary report with our observations.
This is second step which is partially free as we only expect to reimburse our logistic costs. At this stage we may need local team who manages the space. We will make a presentation and submit our consultancy proposal
We conduct biodiversity surveys, analyse soil & water samples, suggest biodiversity plantation, creation of different habitats, wildlife installations, Green roofs & green walls, rainwater harvesting, installation for visitor engagement, biodiversity monitoring and local team training.