Cemex UK and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue their partnership for a further five years. Over the last three years, the RSPB has been assisting Cemex UK in its quarry rehabilitation and sustainability initiatives, advising on the creation and management of nature habitats.
“We are delighted that we are continuing our partnership with the RSPB. In the last three years we have made significant progress, their expertise in biodiversity has enabled us to find constructive business solutions to enhance the natural environment surrounding some of our operations,” said Jesus Gonzalez, President of Cemex UK. “Looking forward, their support will help us to continue to manage our sites, both during operations and after, to the highest environmental standard, while making a real difference to the country’s landscape and helping to build a greater Britain.”
Martin Harper, RSPB Conservation Director, stated: “We are committed to increasing the amount of wildlife rich habitat in our countryside, and that is why this partnership is so important to us. It is amazing to see a former quarry returned to nature and watch as the birds, wild plants and insects take over. There are some real success stories from this partnership where beautiful nature reserves have been created from spent minerals sites for the benefit of wildlife and local people.”
Last year, 100 ha. of conservation habitats were restored. Cemex UK intends to create and maintain 1000 ha. of nature habitats by 2020 as part of its ‘10-year Biodiversity Strategy’.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/09072012/cement_cemex_uk_rspb_conservation_biodiversity_quarry_1161/
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