IUCN-Holcim Biodiversity Management System Launched in Nagoya

25 October 2010 | News story

The Biodiversity Management System (BMS), launched today at the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit, represents a major milestone of the fruitful collaboration between Holcim and IUCN. The BMS provides a set of recommendations for the systematic integration of biodiversity into the building materials company's operations.

The five members of the Independent Expert Panel, set up through the IUCN-Holcim partnership agreement, have finalized their proposal for a BMS and presented it to the conservation community convened in Nagoya. The principal purpose of the BMS is to include biodiversity systematically in all planning and operational processes of the company. It is expected that the BMS will encourage others to follow the IUCN-Holcim model of collaboration.

To download the BMS, please click here.

A summary of the experiences acquired through the four year-long partnership is provided in this brochure.