The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has published practical guidelines for quarry rehabilitation. The project was carried out in cooperation with a group of member companies, led by the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). The guidelines are based on successful rehabilitations that have been carried out by these companies. The report includes thirty case studies from around the world.
The guidelines outline the conditions for developing a rehabilitation project, such as planning financial and technical arrangements, setting achievable goals, future monitoring and management of the project and site, legal compliance and cooperation with stakeholders and local communities.
Managing Director of the WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative, Philippe Fonta, said of the guidelines: “In recognising their responsibility for effective quarry rehabilitation, our members want to share their practical experience and expertise in order to potentially help other companies involved in similar quarrying or rehabilitation activities. […] We firmly believe that the benefits to the natural environment and local communities of progressive and pragmatic quarry rehabilitation outweigh the long-term rehabilitation costs to the cement companies.”
The guidelines can be found at: http://www.wbcsdcement.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=70
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/26012012/wbcsd-releases-guidelines-on-quarry-rehabilitation/