The Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP) is a Swiss-based nonprofit organization established in Geneva on 1 January 2013. RESP is a member-based multi-stakeholder platform composed of premium and luxury companies from the cosmetics, fashion, and jewelry industries, governments and inter-governmental agencies, research institutions, and civil society organizations.
RESP facilitates the design and implement sound business and policy models by working in the following key areas: To integrate biodiversity and ecosystems considerations into international standards and techniques to positively impact sustainability and the use of natural resources. To determine best-practices and benchmarks related to sourcing activities, value addition process and the technologies used, and to formulate best-in-class management plans, benefit sharing schemes and traceability systems. To create information and knowledge sharing tools enabling RESP constituencies to become agents of change by engaging their own stakeholders.