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Habitats protected or restored

The most important lever of our company for protecting biodiversity and encouraging its sustainable use is environmental and ethically sustainable cultivation and sourcing practices. Wherever possible, we use our influence to support the sustainable cultivation of our biological raw materials. This is why we have implemented our strategic approach of backward integration. As part of our targeted intervention projects, for example, in the Amazon region or on Madagascar, we are committed to preserving biodiversity directly, for example, through reforestation projects or the implementation of sustainable methods of agricultural cultivation. Our performance in the area of sustainability has been externally verified, for example, by using recognized sustainability standards in a targeted manner and by receiving certifications that explicitly account for the preservation and sustainable use of biodiversity (e.g., the Rainforest Alliance or UEBT).