Ansell Partners with IUCN to Cut Biodiversity Impact
Ansell Limited, a leading provider of protection solutions, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing a strategic approach to manage Ansell's impact on biodiversity.
Ansell and IUCN signed an MoU to develop a strategic management approach to Ansell's biodiversity footprint. The goal is to achieve progress on biodiversity, following Ansell's commitment to achieving "Net Zero" by 2040 for climate impacts.
The collaboration will assess Ansell's natural capital impacts and develop plans for improvement and mitigation. The parties will strengthen cooperation through joint programmes, research projects, and capacity building to pursue "net positive" outcomes regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Possible collaboration areas are: i) IUCN to help Ansell identify natural capital dependencies and impacts and impact on community livelihoods from its operations; ii) capacity building for Ansell employees to enhance their understanding of biodiversity and ecosystems services and introduce them to relevant approaches and tools such as Business and Biodiversity Indicators, Business and Biodiversity Net Gain, Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool, and Business and Ecosystems Services Training.
“Signing this MoU with IUCN is a statement of Ansell’s ambition that our sustainability strategy contributes to the world’s critical need to manage both the climate and biodiversity impact of business operations globally. As a first step, we seek to understand our impact and dependencies on critical natural resources, thus establishing a foundation on which we can develop strategies that align with the global efforts to conserve biological diversity and promote the sustainable use of natural resources,” said Mr Neil Salmon, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ansell Limited, who participated in the ceremony virtually.
“While IUCN develops and promotes global standards and knowledge products, real learning happens when these are applied on the ground to result in conservation and sustainability outcomes. We envision this signing to lead us to a journey together with Ansell and create a path for others in the PPE industry to follow,” said Dr Dindo Campilan, IUCN Regional Director for Asia and Hub Director for Oceania.