With a partnership based on shared values of promoting biodiversity while using natural sources sustainably, HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International have renewed their collaboration. This follows a previous six years of working together.
Together, the companies aim to continue strengthening their ability to achieve sustainable development and provide better protection for biodiversity at local sites, on both a national and international level. They are also aiming to increase both scientific and public knowledge about the high value of quarries to biodiversity.
“In the past, BirdLife and its national partner organisations have helped us maximise the role our sites can play for biodiversity through better management of quarry operations and habitat creation post-extraction,” said Dr Bernd Scheifele, CEO of HeidelbergCement. “Our partnership is the perfect combination of global commitment and local action, which is why we look forward to opening the next chapter of our collaboration.”
“Using our expertise at an international and national level, we will work with HeidelbergCement employees across the business to engage and upskill them on habitat and species management, working together towards a positive impact on biodiversity,” said Shane Sparg, Conservation Partnership Manager at BirdLife.
The partnership has celebrated a number of successes in its six year history, including safeguarding Common Tern populations and establishing an invasive alien species eradication programme. Together, the partners have also funded 25 projects and initiatives across Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a budget totaling €700 000.
BirdLife will continue to build on this by focusing on supporting HeidelbergCement towards the company’s 2030 sustainability commitments, as well as the UN goal of halting the loss of biodiversity.
HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of building materials, with leading market positions in aggregates, cement, and ready-mixed concrete.
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership.
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