Titan America cement operations certified by Wildlife Habitat Council

Titan America cement operations certified by Wildlife Habitat Council
Published: 19 December 2014

Titan America announced that the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has recertified both of Titan America’s cement operating facilities: Roanoke Cement Co in Troutville, VA and Pennsuco Cement in Medley, FL, USA.

Both plants received “Wildlife at Work” recertification, which is valid for three years, during the WHC’s Annual Symposium held recently in Baltimore. WHC offers two separate certifications: "Wildlife at Work" and "Corporate Lands for Learning." Roanoke Cement and Pennsuco have earned certifications in both categories.

Titan has received WHC certifications since 2011, when its Winston-Salem cement terminal was honored. In 2012, the WHC presented both Roanoke Cement and Pennsuco with “Wildlife at Work” certifications. Last year (2013), Pennsuco and Roanoke Cement were presented with “Corporate Lands for Learning” certifications. Additionally, the Center Sand site in Clermont, FL and several Titan America cement terminals were awarded "Wildlife at Work" certifications.

"The Wildlife Habitat Council connects corporations, conservation and community to create habitat and increase biodiversity,” said Margaret O'Gorman, Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) president. "Congratulations to Titan America for its successful efforts toward habitat enhancement and biodiversity.” Through its certification programs of private lands owned by the corporate sector, the WHC has set the standard for conservation programs on privately held land for more than 25 years.

"This recertification is tangible evidence that we continue to make progress on one of Titan America's goals of achieving a more sustainable future,” stated Lance Clark, Environmental Manager for Roanoke Cement. “I am proud of the entire Roanoke Cement team (plant and terminals) for the hard work that has allowed RCC to achieve this outstanding recognition.”

The WHC's Corporate Wildlife Habitat Certification/International Accreditation Program recognizes commendable wildlife habitat management and environmental education programs at individual sites. Certification criteria are stringent.

Candidates must document that programs have been active for at least one year with a management plan that lists goals, objectives and prescriptions. The Certification Review Committee, a panel of WHC wildlife biologists and staff, reviews the materials for certification eligibility and recognizes deserving projects under designated categories.

“We deeply value our affiliation with the Wildlife Habitat Council and we fully intend to maintain our efforts,” stated Muhammad Khan, Titan Florida’s Environmental Manager and a presenter at the 2014 WHC Symposium.