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HeidelbergCement expands biodiversity plan

World Cement,

HeidelbergCement plans to expand its Biodiversity Action Plan in line with its increasing presence in Africa and Southeast Asia. The cement manufacturer has developed a Biodiversity Conservation Programme for Europe in cooperation with BirdLife International, a programme that will be expanded to address Heidelberg’s cement and aggregates operations in Asia-Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa.

The company announced the plans at the BirdLife World Congress in Ottowa, Canada. HeidelbergCement also previewed the latest book in its quarry life biodiversity series, Birds in Quarries and Gravel Pits. This volume was produced in cooperation with BirdLife International, and follows previous books dedicated to dragonflies and orchids. The film Giving Nature a Second Chance, a further result of the partnership between HeidelbergCaement and BirdLife, was also premiered at the event. This was filmed at HeidelbergCement’s quarry in Lengfurt, Germany, and depicts the implementation of the company’s biodiversity management plan at the site.

Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.

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