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UEBT, Union for Ethical BioTrade

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Organisation profile

UEBT is a non-profit association that promotes sourcing with respect. We support and verify companies’ commitments to innovation and sourcing that contribute to a world in which people and biodiversity thrive. We set good practices for how companies and their suppliers source natural ingredients. We are internationally recognised for our work advancing business contributions to sustainable development goals.

UEBT vision:Companies’ innovation and sourcing of natural ingredients contribute to a world in which people and biodiversity thrive.

UEBT mission: To support and validate best practices of companies committed to ethical sourcing and innovation of natural ingredients for the benefit of people and biodiversity.


UEBT contributes to transformation of biodiversity based innovation and sourcing by:

• Raising awareness on ethical sourcing of biodiversity.

• Verifying ethical sourcing practices on respect for people and biodiversity.

• Collaborating with companies, private sector working groups, or civil society partners to address specific issues.

• Advisory, training and capacity development services related to ethical sourcing. 


Contact information
Year of establishment: 
+31 20 22 34567
Full address: 
UEBT Secretariat De Ruijterkade 6, 1013 AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Country of activity:
Working language(s):
English, Spanish
Expertise in Sustainability *:
Standard setting
Monitoring & evaluation
Training and capacity building

Documents associated to this organization.

Title Author(s) Publisher Publication Year Abstract
weleda a system approach to ethical sourcing: lessons learnt


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Simona D Amico UEBT, Union for Ethical BioTrade 2018 Using a methodology developed in collaboration with outside experts, UEBT evaluated the changes and effects perceived by Weleda and its suppliers from adopting the UEBT standard in the company’s sourcing system for natural ingredients. UEBT’s interest is to gain insight into the possible...
ethical sourcing - exchange of views and experiences


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Maria Julia Oliva UEBT, Union for Ethical BioTrade 2019 During the second day of the 2018 “Beauty of Sourcing with Respect” conference, the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) BioTrade Initiative co-organised an exchange of views and experiences on the ethical sourcing of biodiversity....


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Events associated to this organization.

  • beauty of sourcing with respect conference

    Monday, 20 May, 2019 to Tuesday, 21 May, 2019
    Paris, France

    Each year in Paris, companies from the beauty, food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors come together for the UEBT "Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference" to discuss issues such as ethical sourcing, Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), biodiversity-based R&D trends, evolving consumer... more


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