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Cembureau unveils 2030 Biodiversity Roadmap for quarries

31 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cembureau has released its 2030 Biodiversity Roadmap, setting out its vision for biodiversity in and around quarries over the coming years. Through the roadmap, the European cement industry aims to help put a stop to biodiversity loss during the lifecycle of a quarry using rehabilitation processes. According to the association, going above and beyond legal requirements can ensure that new habitats are created, and rare and threatened species can prosper and flourish.  “The European cement...

Siam City Cement Group signs biodiversity MoU with IUCN

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Group (SCCC Group) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have extended their partnership for another three years by formalising a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU will support the implementation of the INSEE Sustainability Ambition 2030 plan, targeting Net Positive Impact (NPI) on biodiversity at sites where SCCC Group operates. The goal of the partnership is to avoid and minimise biodiversity loss to the maximum extent possible. Ov...

Extractive Sector Species Protection Code is launched

29 October 2021, Published under Cement News

A new ‘Extractive Sector Species Protection Code of Conduct’ has been launched by a collaboration between teh European Commission, HeidelbergCement, CEMBUREAU, BirdLife International, European Aggregates Association (UEPG) and Euro Gypsum. The guidelines are deigned to ensure best practice management of temporary habitats as well as during initial quarry extraction and rehabilitation. The code builds on the provisions of the EU Commission’s Birds and Habitats Directive, and provides a che...

Cemex France renews biodiversity agreement with LPO

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Michel André, director of materials activities at Cemex Western Europe, and Allain Bougrain Dubourg, president of the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO), have renewed their partnership agreement for the period 2021-23.   This collaboration between a major player in the construction materials industry and one of the most important naturalist associations in France allows the two partners to pool their skills for the benefit of Cemex’s best contribution to preserve biodiversity on i...

Holcim announces biodiversity and water strategy

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its strategy to become nature-positive by restoring and preserving biodiversity and water while bringing more nature into cities. The positive impact on biodiversity will be based on transformative rehabilitation plans and measured by a science-based methodology developed in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), according to a statement. Preserving water across its business, the group aims to replenish freshwater in water-risk areas...

GCCA announces new biodiversity policy

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The global cement and concrete industry (GCCA) has launched a new biodiversity policy document which outlines steps that GCCA members will commit towards the achievement of Net Positive Impact in cement, concrete and aggregates operations. The biodiversity policy outlines four specific actions fore ecosystems to flourish: • Formulating and executing effective and progressive quarry rehabilitation and biodiversity management plans • Tracking, monitoring, reporting, and establishing a...

LafargeHolcim accelerates biodiversity efforts in southeast Asia

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is accelerating its efforts on biodiversity conservation and has signed an agreement with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), a leading NGO focussed on biodiversity. Under the agreement, FFI will perform an independent external review of the group’s existing biodiversity management plans (BMPs) at sites in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The NGO will also contribute to the development of a group-wide strategy on karst management since karst areas are an important hab...

HeidelbergCement launches fourth edition of Quarry Life Award

17 May 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has launched the fourth edition of competition to boost biodiversity in quarries. The 'Quarry Life Award' targets innovative approaches to study and boost biodiversity at quarry sites and aims to raise awareness about mining ecology. New in this fourth edition is the separate assessment of scientific and community project ideas. To participate in this competition, students, graduates, researchers, NGOs and local communities have to submit a project to one of the six availa...

HeidelbergCement announces Quarry Life Award winners of 2016

12 December 2016, Published under Cement News

On 8 December 2016, the winners of the International Quarry Life Award were presented in Brussels, Belgium. This was the third edition of this bi-annual competition established by HeidelbergCement to explore innovative ideas to promote biodiversity at quarry sites. More than 450 proposals from 21 countries were submitted in 2016, of which 94 were selected for the competition in different categories: Habitat and species research, Biodiversity management, Education and raising awareness, Bey...

HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International renew partnership

18 March 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International have signed an agreement to continue their partnership until 2017. The world’s largest aggregates producer and the NGO leader in nature conservation have been working together since 2012 to conserve and restore ecosystems in various European quarrying sites. In the next three years HeidelbergCement and BirdLife will further expand their nature conservation work from Europe to Asia and Africa. At the same time the partnership intends to broaden t...