The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) is a non-profit association that promotes sourcing with respect. They work to regenerate nature and secure a better future for people through ethical sourcing of ingredients from biodiversity.
UEBT sets good practices for how companies and their suppliers source specialty ingredients for the beauty, food, natural pharmaceuticals, flavours & fragrances, herbs & spices sectors, among others.
The good practices UEBT sets act as a guidepost for companies and their suppliers. They provide guidance on harvesting, collecting or growing ingredients from biodiversity that are respectful of the local environment. Companies, communities, civil society and other stakeholders are involved in developing these practices, collectively known as the UEBT standard.
UEBT is internationally recognised for its efforts in advancing business contributions to sustainable development goals. By being certified against the UEBT standard, you will be able to provide credibility that your natural ingredients have been sourced with respect for people and the biodiversity.