LIFE Methodology is been adapted to Europe.
Draft version of Technical Guide 01 (here).
Draft version of Technical Guide 02 (here).
The documents related to LIFE Methodology mention the terms “Biodiversity Impact Index – BII” and “Biodiversity Conservation Actions – BCA”. Documents launched after June/2020 mention these same metrics as “Biodiversity Pressure Index – BPI” and “Biodiversity Performance – BP.” More specifically: Minimum Biodiversity Performance (MBP – former “BCAmin”) and Biodiversity Positive Performance (BPP – former “BCA achieved”).
The changes in the terminology and abbreviations, which are currently being used, do not affect the meaning or the method these metrics are calculated.
We emphasize these changes are due to our commitment to continuous improvement and aim to better communicate LIFE Methodology.
We would like to inform that new and reviewed documents related to LIFE Methodology will have these terms progressively reviewed and will be updated on our website.
If you have any questions, please contact the LIFE Institute team.
- LIFE Premises
Present Premises that based LIFE Methodology and Certification.
- LIFE Standard for Business and Biodiversity
Based on LIFE Premises, Principles, criteria and indicators are defined for organizational good practices that should be implemented on primary, secondary and tertiary sectors.
- LIFE Technical Guide 01
Information of organization’s pressure on biodiversity calculation and establishment of minimal performance necessary in conservation actions.
- LIFE Technical Guide 02
Evaluates organization’s performance in conservation actions.
- Conflict Resolution
Establishes guidelines for the resolution of conflicts related to the LIFE Institute..
Presents how personal information from people that contact LIFE Institute is collected, stored, used, and protected.
- LIFE Engagement Policy
Presents the LIFE Institute positioning regarding the establishment of partnerships.
- LIFE Communication Policy
Provides guidelines and rules regarding Communication aspects related to LIFE Institute
- LIFE Policy for the use of the LIFE Certification logo and LIFE certifying bodies’
Establishes rules relating to visual and written communication for LIFE Certified Organizations and LIFE Certifying Bodies
- LIFE Policy for the use of chemicals
Defines LIFE policy regarding the use of cheamicals (agrotoxic, antibiotics, hormones, fertilizers and other substances).
- LIFE Policy for the use of genetically modified organisms
Defines LIFE policy regarding the use of genetically modified organisms.
- LIFE Policy for environmental accidents
Defines LIFE policy regarding the LIFE certified companies should treat environmental accidents.
- Information about prohibited chemicals
Defines and informs which are the chemical products which use is prohibited by LIFE Institute.
- Derogation of the prohibition of the use of chemicals
Defines the minimum requirements to request the derogation of the use of chemicals by LIFE Certified companies.
- Supplier evaluation
Defines the minimum requirements for the Purchasing Policy, mentioned on LIFE Standards.
- Group Certification Rules
Establishes rules for LIFE Certification in Group.
- Audit Guide
Establishes general rules for LIFE Certification audits performed by Certifying Bodies.
- Accreditation Protocol
establishes the process of accreditation of Certification Bodies by the LIFE Institute. Download
- Transfer of Certification
establishes minimum requirements for the transfer of LIFE Certification between certification bodies, during the certification cycle of the LIFE certified organization. Download
- LIFE Conservation Priorities according to Brazilian legislation
- Brazilian Terrestrial Ecoregion Map