UEBT is a non-profit association created in 2007 in Switzerland.

General assembly

The General Assembly consists of all members of UEBT and is the ultimate decision-making authority for the organisation. It meets once per year.


Board of Directors

The General Assembly elects the UEBT Board of Directors, which governs UEBT and gives strategic direction to UEBT staff in support of the mission and vision.

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Standards and assurance committee

This committee oversees our standard-setting process and provides guidance on our assurance system.

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The day-to-day management of the organisation is in the hands of UEBT’s small team of expert staff and long-term consultants. The secretariat works to:

  • Bring companies together who are leading the way in biodiversity-based innovation and ethical sourcing.

  • Provide a credible and effective standards system for sourcing with respect.

  • Drive the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors to continually improve.

UEBT is registered in Switzerland. The UEBT team operates from Amsterdam with representatives in Brazil and Madagascar.

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