Cemex renews Birdlife conservation partnership

Cemex renews Birdlife conservation partnership
15 February 2018

Cemex announced it is renewing its partnership with Birdlife International, the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. The renewal extends the cement producer’s 10-year partnership by a further three years.

“Cemex and BirdLife’s joint efforts have significantly improved the biodiversity of Cemex’s quarries, such as its Cerrito Blanco Quarry in northwestern Mexico. As a result of this BAP implementation, Mexico’s national bird, the Golden Eagle, is benefitting from a focussed conservation effort, including enhancing habitat quality,” says the company in a statement.

In addition, Cemex carried out the restoration of 1000ha of priority habitat in the UK, the sector-leading conservation of highly-threatened reptiles through the Las Salinas BAP in the Dominican Republic, and the preservation of two Alliance for Zero Extinction species (AZE) as a result of the La Nacuma BAP in Colombia.

“For 10 years, BirdLife International has been instrumental in helping us to protect the biodiversity that surrounds our operations and in creating environmental conditions similar to or better than those that were present at the beginning of our quarries’ life cycles,” said Jesus Gonzalez, Cemex executive vice president of Sustainability and Operations Development. “With many success stories behind us, we believe that, by partnering with organisations such as BirdLife, we are truly delivering on our commitment to build a better future for generations to enjoy.”

Patricia Zurita, CEO of BirdLife International, said, “Our global partnership with CEMEX demonstrates the strong positive impact we can have for nature when conservation NGOs and businesses work together. We are delighted to be able to continue our joint efforts with CEMEX to conserve high priority species and enhance biodiversity management in Key Biodiversity Areas —sites of global importance for nature. We look forward to at least three more years of successful collaboration.”

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