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Cemex biodiversity strategy

Challenge

Develop a biodiversity strategy for a quarrying company.

Problem

Building materials company Cemex UK has launched a biodiversity strategy for its 450 sites throughout the UK and is working with the RSPB to make it a reality. As a business that runs quarries across the country, repairing and conserving habitats is vital to how the company is perceived.

Solution

Cemex plans to identify 1,000 hectares of biodiversity habitats by 2020 (100 hectares each year) and establish regional flagship sites where land has been restored following quarrying. Employees are key to implementing the strategy, with managers trained in conservation and employees allowed to volunteer on nature reserves during work time.

Cemex is also the first private company to make a commitment to such detailed biodiversity targets, to focus primarily on delivering priority biodiversity habitats in Britain, and to make detailed targets available to the public.

Benefits

Improved relationship with communities
Protection of habitats

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