The Union for Ethical BioTrade and Food Ingredients Europe Announce the Ethical BioTrade Awards for Biodiversity

By Ubm International Media, PRNE
Sunday, November 15, 2009

FRANKFURT, November 16 - To celebrate the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity,
the Union for Ethical BioTrade and Food Ingredients Europe are proud to
announce the first Ethical BioTrade Awards for Biodiversity at the Fi Europe
fair 2009. The announcement will be made next week in Frankfurt at the annual
Fi Europe trade show and the first award will be presented next year in
Madrid at Fi Europe's sister show, Health Ingredients Europe 2010.

The awards, the first of their kind, will recognize the efforts of
companies that promote the objectives of the Convention on Biological
Diversity (CBD) throughout their supply chain. The CBD objectives are:
biodiversity conservation, sustainable use, and benefits sharing. The awards
will be divided into two categories: biodiversity leadership, and
biodiversity innovation.

Companies will be able to submit nominations from January 2010 onwards,
which will coincide with the official launch of the International Year of
Biodiversity. The panel of judges will be composed of key experts in the
field of biodiversity, brought together from business, NGOs and International
Organisations. More information on selection criteria and the nomination
process will be made available in January.

The Union for Ethical BioTrade is a non-profit association that promotes
the 'Sourcing with Respect' of ingredients that come from native
biodiversity. Members commit to gradually ensuring that their sourcing
practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional
knowledge, and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply

Fi Europe is a biennial global trade show and the leading business
platform for the food ingredients industry. The show is a key event in the
industry calendar as a premier networking destination and launch pad for
innovative new products. Fi Europe is the flagship show in the worldwide
portfolio of Fi events.

The Union for Ethical BioTrade, +41-22-566-1585, Fax, +41-22-731-0240, info at; or United Business Media Limited, +44-207-7921-5961, communications at

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