It is part of our mission to preserve ethnobotanical knowledge and habitats. Preservation and reciprocity with traditional knowledge holders is at the heart of Pangea Botanica’s DNA.
We believe that free, prior informed consent is crucial when working with plants that have been used for centuries by indigenous communities. We comply with the Nagoya protocol and develop benefit-sharing agreements with traditional knowledge holders from the early stages of drug development. Read more about how we put this into practice at Kanna Health.
We are working to become a certified B Corp, meeting the highest standards in social and environmental impact. The B Corp certification covers all areas of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) and maps back to the United Nations' SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Being a B Corp is a commitment to a triple bottom line, meaning we balance People, Planet and Profit in how Directors make decisions.
We are setting up our non-profit PangeACT, which will operate across the Pangea ecosystem to support projects that are in line with our mission. We have dedicated 1% of Founders' shares and 1% of all operating company shares to it.
Also, our employees can dedicate 1% of their working time to volunteering activities.
Our non-profit organization PangeACT
We are setting the non-profit PangeACT, which aims to support a variety of projects and causes and will focus on three pillars:
Preserving the vast plant knowledge of indigenous communities (e.g. documenting and digitizing knowledge).
Protecting the habitats of the plants and communities we are working with (e.g. through biodiversity conservation projects).
Educating future generations about ethnobotany, sciences and the environment (e.g. scholarships and setting up local research hubs).
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