Management Approach 2016 (Disclosure 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
The rights of indigenous peoples are a material topic for us, given that we rely on access to local genetic resources, on which we may depend for developing innovative and natural products. This is why we align our actions with the principles of the Nagoya Protocol of the United Nations, which regulates the use of genetic resources by international companies and prescribes benefit-sharing for local communities.
For this purpose a Nagoya committee was founded in 2017, consisting of experts from the business and staff units, which promotes the systemic integration of the Access and Benefit Sharing principle in all functional areas. Both the existing product portfolio and new research projects are subject to the strict requirements of the Nagoya Protocol.