Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife & HeidelbergCement renew partnership

BirdLife & HeidelbergCement renew partnership

Enhancing biodiversity is at the core of the renewed relationship between BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement.

Over six successful years together implementing over 25 diverse habitat creation, community awareness and sustainability initiatives throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, the two partners intend to further enhance biodiversity across the group’s quarries. This critical work includes setting positive targets for future quarry planning to not only meet EU and global standards but establish industry benchmarks for others to follow. BirdLife will help HeidelbergCement with the planning and strategy necessary for Biodiversity Management Plans to be developed by 2030 for all operational sites not currently covered.

BirdLife’s unique expertise not only anchors HeidelbergCement’s global 2030 sustainability strategy in science, it is also the foundation of staff development, training and awareness of biodiversity promoted throughout the HeidelbergCement family.

Shane Sparg, BirdLife’s Conservation Partnership Manager: “Birdlife supports the commitment of HeidelbergCement to protect and promote biodiversity within its quarry sites and develop biodiversity management best practices. This shared approach has a significant effect on an industry with enormous impact on biodiversity.”

For further information, please contact:
Shane Sparg, Conservation Partnership Manager   +32 (0)47 970 16 06

Notes:  BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is a partnership of 48 national conservation organisations and a leader in bird conservation. Our unique local to global approach enables us to deliver high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people. BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is one of the six regional secretariats that compose BirdLife International. Based in Brussels, it supports the European and Central Asian Partnership and is present in 47 countries including all EU Member States. With more than 4100 staff in Europe, two million members and tens of thousands of skilled volunteers, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, together with its national partners, owns or manages more than 6000 nature sites totalling 320,000 hectares.