Strategic partnerships

We partner with various governmental and non-governmental organizations to achieve our mission of facilitating sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity.

We support this initiative to help the government to develop effective access and benefit-sharing (ABS) policies and the private sector to ensure their supply chains in compliant with principles of ABS.


UEBT was established through UNCTAD in 1997 with the aim of increasing private sector participation in BioTrade. We are currently working with UNCTAD’s BioTrade Initiative to review BioTrade’s principles and criteria, disseminate best practices and drive the global increase in ethical supply within BioTrade.

We work with this UN agency to raise public awareness, promote to embed biodiversity on bussiness model of private sector and promote good practice of access and benefit sharing, all support for the Convention’s goals.

We work with CONABIO to develop methods to assess and improve the impact of small business initiatives in local and indigenous communities. UEBT contributed to the development and testing of a verification tool for CONABIO.




We work with the Ecobucks Foundation to support investments in small businesses that actively contribute to biodiversity conservation and improved livelihoods of local communities. UEBT also supports the Ecobucks Foundation on issues such as supply chain verification, monitoring and evaluation, and access and benefit sharing. 



We partner with Fauna & Flora International in the identification, implementation and oversight of field projects related to communities and / or small businesses. We share technical expertise in biodiversity conservation, ABS and ethical supply chain verification. 

We partner with the Global Nature Fund to strengthen private sector action on biodiversity. For example, a guideline on biodiversity action plan have been developed to enhance the biodiversity benefits of agriculture.

We work with this Swiss development agency on projects to promote Ethical BioTrade as a source of livelihoods and sustainability, for example, the BioTrade projects in Southeast Asia.


We participate joint programs with this certification scheme of herbal teas and vanilla to promote the combination of our two standards.