Business in the Biosphere – Biosphere ‘Good for Business’ Update


Biosphere Certification Mark Applications Open

Are you a Biosphere Proud Supporter Business working hard to support our Biosphere?

Our Biosphere Certification Mark is awarded to businesses demonstrating their commitment to operating sustainably - looking after the environment, supporting the local community and working with and using the services and goods of local businesses. And of course championing what's special within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. 
A sustainable business is one where profitability, concern for the environment and social commitment are in harmony and it's more important than ever to operate in this way. Also consumers are becoming much more discerning about selecting products and services that can demonstrate positive sustainability credentials.

Next application deadline is 30th November 2020

Any questions or for more information email
Find Out More - How to apply

RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2020
Biosphere 'Good for Business' shortlisted

We are really pleased to share that the work we have been carrying out with our local businesses in our Biosphere has been shortlisted under the 'Business' category. 

Our Biosphere has had some notable successes 
The only UNESCO Biosphere Business Certification in the UK 
Over 150 Business Proud Supporters committing to the Biosphere Sustainability Charter 
14 local businesses taking part in international learning journeys to explore how other countries use their UNESCO Biosphere designations. 
40 Biosphere Businesses attended our Biosphere Good for Business event in January 2020
We have developed Biosphere Sense of Place toolkit 

This is only the beginning of the journey. Our Biosphere Businesses are wanting to work together more to source supplies more locally, to work together to offer Biosphere Experiences combining local accommodation, local food and drink with local activities. To learn more about the Biosphere and its environment so that they can share it with their customers and guests.
Our Businesses want to be “Acting Local Thinking Global in Our UNESCO Biosphere”

Fingers crossed for the Nature of Scotland Awards final in November 

Biosphere Proud Supporter Business Facebook Page 

If you haven't already why not take the opportunity to join the Biosphere Proud Supporter closed Facebook group. The link to it is

It's more important than ever that businesses and organisations feel connected so the Proud Supporter Facebook group and those of us on it may be able help with that.

Being positive, there will be a time in the future when we will to get back to some normality. What that will look like we can't predict but in the meantime we can try help each other through it the best we can

Biosphere Business Zoom network meetings

If you are interested in joining in our on-line business meetings as a way to keep in touch with other Proud Supporter Businesses please contact and we will add you to the contact list.

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