Since 2012, IPÊ has been expanding its research area with business partners, aiming to understand the impacts of its practices on ecosystems. Thus, between 2012 and 2014, carried out analyzes of the production chain of Danoninho, product of the French company Danone, and also developed studies on water and coffee in the Cerrado for the Nespresso manufacturer.
The initiative between the Institute and the companies observes the relation of the businesses of the companies with the ecosystem services, that is to say, with the benefits that the human being obtains of ecosystems. The goal is to understand how changes in the environment (climate change, deforestation, water scarcity) directly impact production and how business production impacts ecosystem services and biodiversity.
Thus, it is possible to detect the challenges and act more objectively for the conservation of natural resources and for the provision of ecosystem services, from which companies are dependent to maintain their activities.
The surveys are conducted using innovative biodiversity analysis technology that integrates DNA sequencers and can assess the quality of ecosystems more accurately.