Mike, thanks very much for your comment. The reality is that we all use the end-products these companies extract materials for, everything from roads and houses to toothpaste and tofu. Meaning, mineral extraction – and the impacts associated with it - is something of a reality society must face up to. A policy of “no engagement” does not provide opportunities to influence a company’s environmental behaviour for the better. BirdLife works collaboratively with companies like CEMEX to help them improve their environmental practices whilst creating opportunities for BirdLife Partners to conserve birds and other wildlife – do read the PDF on the page to find out how. Very happy to discuss BirdLife’s rationale for working with CEMEX and other extractives with you in more depth over email.
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