Naturex and the Nagoya protocol on access and benefit-sharing: the case of Dragon's Blood

04/22/2015

Dragon’s Blood is a resin obtained from the trunk of Croton lechleri, a tree native to equatorial forests at the foot of the Peruvian Andes. It owes its name to its intense red color and possesses well-recognized therapeutic and cosmetic virtues.

Naturex sources its Dragon’s Blood from local communities who collect the resin in its natural environment in well-defined areas, far from any potential sources of contamination (industrial pollution, pesticides). Preservation of the species in the wild is ensured through the implementation of good practices which include rotating the collection areas, selecting the trees most suitable to production, along with a replanting program using trees grown in nurseries created by our suppliers. Throughout the area, the activity is controlled by INRENA (Instituto Nacional des REcursos Naturales), which guarantees responsible management of the resource.

Naturex has also established solid partnerships and taken a number of measures to ensure the sustainable use of Biodiversity, and strives to ensure an equitable distribution of all added value generated by the activity.

Naturex thus participates in the development of a substantial source of income for populations living in remote areas where economic activity is often nonexistent.

Learn more about the Nagoya protocol:
http://www.cbd.int/abs/

About Naturex:
Naturex is the global leader in specialty plant-based natural ingredients. Through its dedicated business units, the Group addresses the specific needs of 3 strategic markets: Food & Beverage, Nutrition & Health, and Personal Care. The company offers its customers a full array of high quality ingredients, responsibly sourced from nature for food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic applications.
Naturex’s head office is Avignon, France. The company employs more than 1,600 people and benefits from 8 sourcing offices around the world and high-performance manufacturing operations across 16 sites in Europe, Morocco, the United States, Brazil, Australia, India and Chile. It also has a global commercial presence through a dedicated network of 25 sales offices.

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