KPIs for Biodiversity
Why set KPIs for Biodiversity?
Setting and monitoring Key Performance Indicators for Biodiversity is a cost-effective way for businesses to manage land or development sites where biodiversity is important.
Once defined, these KPIs can be measured and reported alongside other environmental variables such as energy use, carbon, waste production and water use.
Benefits of setting biodiversity KPIs include:
- Reputational improvements with the public and planners
- More favourable consideration of new planning applications
- Better understanding of the company by regulators
Thanks to pioneering research from Middlemarch Environmental's James Hildreth, we can help support businesses in selecting and defining appropriate indicators from the huge range of ecological information potentially available.
We have experience in selecting indicators that:
- Meet planning conditions
- Meet stakeholder requirements
- Integrate into wider sustainability assessments
- Meet budgetary and operational constraints of long term and large scale development programmes
Monitoring biodiversity KPIs helps eliminate the unknown risks stemming from the natural environment. Any potentially adverse impacts can also be detected during a project and corrective actions taken before the effects become irreversible.