HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG

HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International renew partnership

After six fruitful years of collaboration, HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International have renewed their global partnership, which is based on the shared values of promoting biodiversity while using natural resources sustainably.

“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 after signing the new Memorandum of Understanding in 2018. “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.”

Collaboration key to building for the future

The overall purpose of the partnership is to continue strengthening each organisation’s ability to achieve sustainable development and provide better protection for biodiversity at local sites, national and international levels and increase scientific as well as public knowledge about the high value of quarries for biodiversity.

“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,” explains Shane Sparg, BirdLife’s Conservation Partnership Manager, summarising the goals the partners have set themselves for the next three years.

The partnership has already celebrated many successes, for example safeguarding Common Tern populations (Sterna hirundo) and establishing an invasive alien species eradication programme. Building on this, Birdlife will focus on supporting Heidelberg-Cement in achieving the company’s Sustainability Commitments 2030, working towards the UN goal of halting biodiversity loss.

Since the beginning of the collaboration in 2011, the partners have funded 25 projects and initiatives across Europe, Africa and Asia, with a total budget of over € 700 000.

www.heidelbergcement.com 

www.birdlife.org

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