Cemex has renewed its alliance with BirdLife International for three more years. The two organisations are committed to achieving environmentally sustainable development and integrating biodiversity conservation into daily business operations. They have national relationships in Malaysia, Spain, the UK, France, the Czech Republic, Austria, Mexico, the US and the Dominican Republic, among others.
“This global alliance continues to demonstrate the mutual benefits that conservation action, both within and outside the quarry, can create for both nature and business,” said Vicente Saiso Alva, Corporate Director of Sustainability at Cemex. “BirdLife and Cemex share a common vision, so they are the right organisation to help us continue to build a better future.”
Among the projects the two organisations have worked on is the Golden Eagle project in Mexico, where they identified priorities for biodiversity management and furthered scientific knowledge of the emblematic bird. The next phase of this project is to enhance the Golden Eagle’s habitat around the quarry and fit radio-trackers on young birds to better understand their post-natal dispersal.
BirdLife’s Chief Executive, Patricia Zurita, welcomed the partnership renewal, stating: “BirdLife’s partnership with Cemex demonstrates the power of innovative business-NGO partnerships in terms of the on-the-ground delivery for important bird and biodiversity areas, nature and people. I am delighted with the successes of recent years, through both the national partnerships and biodiversity action plan projects. Now we are poised to take this longstanding partnership to the next level.”
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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