HeidelbergCement signs birdlife cooperation agreement

Published 19 September 2011

HeidelbergCement and the internationally recognized nature conservation organisation BirdLife International signed a co-operation agreement on 16 Setember 2011 with the main goal of further improving the protection of biodiversity at quarrying sites.

HeidelbergCement expects that this collaboration will further strengthen its leading role in the promotion of biodiversity at quarrying sites. As early as 2009, the Group was the first company in the international building materials industry to issue a binding guideline on biodiversity management.

"We are pleased that, in BirdLife International, we have been able to attract a highly competent partner for the further development of our biodiversity management”, said Dr. Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement AG, who personally signed the co-operation agreement.

“Together, we will analyse and optimise our existing work and define new activities in order to promote the preservation of biodiversity at our quarrying sites even more effectively."