In May 2008 the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety launched the "Business and Biodiversity" initiative with the goal of bringing the subject of biodiversity to the business world. The initiative's success continued after public funding ended when a consortium of companies took over management and financing under the name "Biodiversity in Good Company."
As a member of the initiative's board of directors, Werner & Mertz contributes its practical experience gained from several species and climate protection projects. We also have a say in the direction the initiative takes and extend our responsibility far beyond our company headquarters in Mainz.
Membership in the cross-industry initiative is held by small, medium and large companies, primarily from Germany, Brazil and Japan. In the Mission Statement and Leadership Declaration, members pledge to integrate the protection of biodiversity into their corporate management systems.