Bamburi receives environmental certificiation

Bamburi receives environmental certificiation
Published: 01 December 2008

Lafarge’s Bamburi Cement Mombasa Quarries has become the first company in Africa to be certified by Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its contribution to wildlife habitat conservation.

The certification conducted by the United States-based organization was as a result of Lafarge’s commitment to environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity. 

Lafarge’s Bamburi Cement Mombasa Quarries first received the coveted international recognition in 2006 and was subsequently recertified recently at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) 20th   annual symposium, 20/20 Vision: Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future. 

Speaking during the symposium WHC President Robert Johnson paid homage to Lafarge’s Bamburi Cement for being the pioneer company in Africa to lead the way in environmental conservation efforts. 

“WHC celebrates its 20th   anniversary of solid leadership and on the ground achievements by our members in wildlife habitat preservation and conservation education.” 

“WHC members are continuing to lead the way to further define and demonstrate how corporations can use their lands to preserve our biodiversity while preparing new generations through conservation education to understand how to be better leaders and managers for tomorrow’s sustainable business and communities. Congratulations to Lafarge’s Bamburi Cement for their volunteer based efforts to preserve the biodiversity of their community and world and to connect people to nature,” said Johnson.