Natural capital stories

The We Value Nature campaign has discovered the stories behind different companies’ natural capital journeys.  

Our natural capital stories page will showcase a variety organisations in a variety of sectors and along different stages of the natural capital journey. We’ll be releasing journeys in text and video format with content available to be shared and reused under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0).

We would love to hear about your natural capital journey. Please get in touch at: info@wevaluenature.eu to share your story.  


EDP

EDP

EDP is a Portuguese electric utilities company that generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity. EDP's embarked on a natural capital journey to mitigate the impact of their activities in the Sabor Valley. By taking a natural capital approach, EDP identified solutions that were cheaper, created local jobs and reduced fire hazards.


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We Value Nature

Coca-Cola’s natural capital journey

The natural capital story of The Coca-Cola Company, the world’s largest beverage company, demonstrates that natural capital can provide a useful lens to communicate about nature within a business context and to maximize the impact of nature-related projects. 


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Eosta

Eosta's natural capital journey

The natural capital accounting story of Eosta demonstrates that getting to the step of monetization is feasible for SMEs with limited resources and shows that a small, ambitious project can gain a lot of traction. 


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Metro

Metro's Natural Capital Journey

The natural capital story of METRO, a leading international specialist in food wholesale, demonstrates that a natural and social capital assessment can be a useful instrument
to assess the environmental and societal impacts and opportunities when changing to a new business model.


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EDP

Sonae Arauco

Sonae Arauco is one of the world’s leading suppliers of wood-based solutions, manufacturing raw, decorative and construction wood products. Influenced by external trends and strategic imperatives, Sonae Arauco made the decision to more to a circular natural capital model. Today, Sonae Arauco’s approach to circular natural capital has four pillars: sustainable forestry and sourcing responsibly, circularity, natural capital conservation and restoration, and innovation.


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EDP

Grupo Argos

Grupo Argos is a Colombian conglomerate with large investments in the cement business. Grupo Argos used a Value Added Statement to better understand their relationship with natural capital and to inform decisions and risk assessments.

 

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LafargeHolcim Group's natural capital story

LafargeHolcim Group

LafargeHolcim Group has developed a biodiversity and ecosystem services valuation and accounting tool project associated with quarry restoration works in the Yepes-Ciruelos quarry, located in Toledo, Spain.

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River

Heineken’s Canaveral Project story

This project involved reducing water consumption and developing water compensation projects in the basins of the rivers that supply water to Heineken’s factories.

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Olive

Jerónimo Martins’ Natural Capital story

The natural capital story of Jerónimo Martins, a Portugal-based international group operating in the Food Distribution and Specialized Retail sectors, demonstrates that performing a natural capital assessment can be done in-house and that it can be a useful tool to inform decision-making.

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Olive

INSPIA project Natural Capital story

This case study is part of the INSPIA project (European Index for Sustainable Productive Agriculture), which aims to perform Best Management Practices (BMPs) in more than fifty farms located in Spain, France, Denmark and Belgium, in order to achieve agricultural sustainability.

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