What a year 2018 was for UEBT. We celebrated 10 years, unveiled our new label for ethical sourcing system certification, grew our markets and welcomed new members from around the world. It was also the year we launched an important working group with partners for improving the Carnauba wax sector and saw record participation at our Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference. Biodiversity rose even higher in awareness and took its place at the centre of many international discussions. At the 2018 UN Biodiversity Summit, we saw governments pledging to scale up efforts to combat biodiversity loss, including through specific commitments and targets to be reached by the 2020 UN Biodiversity Summit in Beijing. In all of this, UEBT continued to offer leading expertise on sourcing with respect so our members can contribute to a world in which people and biodiversity thrive. Read on to learn more about our activities and accomplishments in 2018.