Our History

2008

Founders of LIFE Certification:

  • Avina
  • Fundação Grupo Boticário
  • Posigraf
  • SPVS

2009

Parternerships:

  • Fundación Avina
  • Fundação Grupo Boticário
  • Funbio
  • Itaipu Binacional
  • Posigraf
  • Positivo Informática
  • Magistral
  • CRA

Creation of  LIFE Institute

Assembly for the establishment and election of first members of LIFE’s Board of Directors

2010

Participation in the Meeting of Cities and Biodiversity in partnership with the Municipality of Curitiba

Side event held during the 10th Conference of the Parties – COP 10 (CBD) – Nagoya, Japan

2011

Implementation of the International Workshop on Business and Biodiversity – Brazil

2012

Tecpar Accreditation as Certifying Body

Realization of the International Business and Biodiversity Workshop in collaboration with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD ) – Brazil

Side event held during the 11th Conference of the Parties – COP 11 (CBD) – Hyderabad, India

Partnership: Petrobras

Side event held during the 4th Meeting of the Review and Implementation Working Group (WGRI4) promoted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Canada

Launch of  Certification Overview

2013

Delivery of the first LIFE Certification to the law firm Gaia, Silva, Gaede  Advogados

Participation in the 5th Expert Meeting of the Green Development Initiative (GDI) – Switzerland

International Business and Biodiversity Workshop – Brazil

Partnership: IUCN Netherlands

Participation in the Business and Biodiversity Workshop in Santiago – Chile

2014

Participation in the Business and Biodiversity Workshop in Lima, Peru

Certification of Posigraf – the first Brazilian industry to be recognized by LIFE Certification

Contribution to the book Accounting for Biodiversity (edited by Michael Jones – Professor of Financial Reporting and Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol, UK)

Side event held during the 12th Conference of the Parties – COP 12 (CDB) – Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

Participation in the No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Beyond organized by Forest Trends, BBOP, Zoological Society of London and DEFRA in London

2015

Realization of the International Workshop on Business and Biodiversity – Brazil

Participation in the 21st Climate Conference – COP 21 – in Paris, France

 Certification of  Itaipu Binacional –Brazil

Participation in the Global Landscape Forum – in Paris, France

Presentation of the LIFE Methodology during the Global Sustainability Standards Conference promoted by the ISEAL Alliance in Germany

2016

Certification of Botica Comercial, from Boticário Group

Control Union Paraguay Accreditation as Certifying Body

ABN-AMRO Certification

2017

Presentation of the LIFE Institute 6th Sustainability and Governance Forum

LIFE Participation Environment Week – FIEP

Participation of LIFE in Boticário Event – Supplier Sustainability Workshop

Representation of LIFE in Europe

2018

Participation in Meeting with members of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Salto Morato

Presentation of LIFE at SEBRAE Workshop (SDS-SC)

Participation of LIFE in the Webinar Natural Capital Protocol

Participation of LIFE Natural Capital Summit, Barcelona

Certification of Itaipu Binacional – Paraguay 

Partnership with Itaipu Binacional for the development of International Standard for Territorial Sustainable Management

Side event held during the 14th Conference of the Parties – COP 14 (CBD) – Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Participation in the 24th Climate Conference – COP 24 – in Katowice, Poland