Church House Standish Stonehouse Glos, GL10 3EU Tel: 01453 791576 0771 498 2961 email@example.com Dear sir/madam Business and Biodiversity Lunchtime Seminar @ British Energy, Barnwood – 30th Sept, 10.45 am – 1.30 pm Gloucestershire Biodiversity Partnership, in association with the Gloucestershire Green Business Club and Earthwatch (Europe) would like to invite you or another representative of your organisation to a free Business and Biodiversity lunchtime seminar. This seminar will introduce the links between business and biodiversity management. This will be of relevance to businesses with goals relating to environmental management, ISO14001 objectives and targets, or wider sustainability and corporate social responsibility objectives. For local companies, this also provides the opportunity to assist in the implementation of the Gloucestershire Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP), which lists threatened habitats and species and proposed actions to conserve and enhance them. Initiatives already taken by the business community to conserve biodiversity have directly safeguarded habitats and species. Our seminar includes case studies of businesses, focussing not only on the biodiversity consequences, but also on the business benefits, which include improved competitiveness and profitability through better stakeholder relations, market positioning and human resource management. Initiatives have included the creation of wildlife gardens on company grounds, constructing bird and bat boxes, volunteering staff time to aid conservation projects, or sponsoring action towards the protection of particular habitats or species. I have attached an application form with details of the seminar, and a free publication which provides details of actions which companies can and have taken to benefit business and biodiversity. I hope you can attend the seminar. Yours faithfully James Byrne Biodiversity Project Manager Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society, RSPB, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucester City Council, Cotswold District Council, Stroud District Council, English Nature, Stroud District Council, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Forest of Dean District Council, Environment Agency, National Trust, Country Landowners Association, Vision 21, National Farmers Union, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, Forest Enterprise, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Cotswold Water Park Society, Gloucestershire Environmental Data Unit.
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