In more than 1000 quarries and pits worldwide HeidelbergCement is committed to managing biodiversity during and after extraction by promoting exceptional local flora and fauna. In the 3rd edition of the Quarry Life Award we continue to raise awareness of the biological value of mining sites and together finding new ways of further enhancing it.
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For the third time HeidelbergCement initiates the Quarry Life Award, an international scientific and educational competition to find new ideas for the conservation and promotion of biodiversity in quarries. These unique habitats will be opened again for research. Thanks to the Quarry Life Award, young people – students, graduates and researchers – will have the chance add true ecological and educational value to a mining site. Read more
The 3rd edition Quarry Life Award will be launched at the SER Conference in Manchester, UK, this 26th August 2015. Hundreds of biodiversity and restoration experts from all around the world have registered to this event. A fantastic opportunity to share experiences and raise the interest of potential candidates for the next edition. Join us and share your ideas - Nature will be the biggest winner! > Read more about SER 2015 Read more
“For HeidelbergCement protecting nature and managing biodiversity in our quarries play an important role,” said Dr Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, in the foreword of the brochure. “Quarries and gravel pits transform the existing landscape into a completely new landscape. That’s why it is our duty to minimize our impact on nature, and implement environmentally sound quarrying practices.” Read more