Biodiversity is under threat around the world with many species at risk of extinction, and natural habitats such as tropical forests in decline. Biodiversity is at risk from human pressure through land degradation, overfishing, pollution, climate change and other challenges. Changes in biodiversity can impact local livelihoods.
In our projects and operations, our primary aim is to avoid impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Where avoidance is not possible we aim to minimise our impact. Where our operations have affected biodiversity and the communities who rely on biodiversity for their livelihoods, we take measures to help restore habitats or ecosystems. We also look for opportunities to make a positive contribution to biodiversity conservation in the communities where we operate.