CEMEX and BirdLife complete groundbreaking study of biodiversity in operations worldwide
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced today the results of a comprehensive scoping study on the biodiversity status of its operations worldwide undertaken in conjunction with BirdLife International, as part of a ten-year global partnership signed in 2007. The objective of the study is to facilitate a process that aims to enhance biodiversity conservation and development throughout CEMEX operations. This process contemplates that all operational sites that overlap with areas of high conservation value will develop or strengthen biodiversity action plans within the next five years.
The study mapped 543 CEMEX aggregates and cement sites and assessed their proximity to areas of high biodiversity value, such as international and national Protected Areas, Important Bird Areas (
"Our ability to operate and access raw materials in a given location requires that we effectively protect, manage and enhance the biodiversity of the area as well as an effective site life-cycle development plan", says Luis Farias, Senior Vicepresident of Energy and Sustainability at CEMEX. "This study is a vital part of our ongoing efforts to enhance habitats and to ensure that biodiversity thrives around our operations"
"The Biodiversity Scoping Study is a great example of constructive collaboration between business and a conservation NGO", said BirdLife's Chief Executive Marco Lambertini. "It will help guide and inform conservation interventions across CEMEX's operations, starting with the most important and sensitive sites, as well as forming the basis for promoting the sustainable use of natural resources more widely, and strengthening our relationship still further."
Among the practical outputs of the study are maps and databases that provide detailed information on the biodiversity features of each operational site. This knowledge will enhance site-level land management decision making.
The partnership is already implementing projects at high priority sites in the
Notes for Editors
- BirdLife International is a global Partnership of autonomous, national non-governmental conservation organisations, in over 100 countries and territories. BirdLife works together as a Partnership to conserve wild birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, by working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife is the global authority on the status of bird species, has unparalleled technical expertise in bird and biodiversity assessment, and provides a global outreach through its national Partners and decentralised Secretariat. For more information, visit www.birdlife.org
- CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through its efforts to pursue innovative industry solutions and efficiency advancements and to promote a sustainable future. For more information, visit www.cemex.com
Jorge Pérez, Media Relations, CEMEX, firstname.lastname@example.org (52-81) 8888-4334
Martin Fowlie, BirdLife International, email@example.com +44 (0)1223 279813
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