HeidelbergCement best practices
A nature adventure trail around a quarryIn: Stakeholder dialogues initiativesDownload full report - 1.26 MB
As the active part of the quarry may still not be entered without guidance and because of safety reasons, the path was separated into two parts:
- 2.2 km is accessible for the public
- 2.8 km can only be walked on in the scope of guidance
Furthermore, a short path is freely accessible, which leads to a newly constructed viewing platform, from where the active quarry can be seen. Along the way large-sized information boards give information on the fields biology, geology, historical mining, agriculture and about the active mining.
A nesting aid for wild bees in the Nußloch QuarryIn: Quarry restoration / rehabilitationDownload full report - 1.56 MB
In collaboration with the NABU location group the plant Leimen has initiated the building of an artificial breeding site for wild bees in the Nußloch quarry. Trainees of the plant together with members of the NABU have designed and built the construction.
A Water Efficiency Management Plan for the West End Concrete PlantIn: Water managementDownload full report - 894.16 KB
Hanson demonstrates corporate commitment through its Water Management Policy which provides a basis for Hanson’s commitment to focus on water management within the companies’ activities. Hanson understands the performance and opportunities of water management within the company and the community.The Brisbane City Council undertook a Management Review of Hanson Construction Materials, West End Concrete Plant in 2007. The report states areas of improvement required by Hanson West End to help the South East Queensland manage water.
Agricultural land less intensively used to favour biodiversity around the Geseke quarryIn: Specie protection programmeDownload full report - 1.43 MB
The pilot project “intensification of arable land in the Soest district” started in 2002. It was initiated by the cement industry and the federal state North Rhine- Westphalia in cooperation with the federal Trust fund Environment as part of the nature protection project “Biotope Börde”.
Target of the projects is the development of new habitats for plants and animals in the intensively used farmland areas around the quarries. That border farmland areas will be less intensively (no weed control, no fertilizer).
Årdal – recultivation of farmlandIn: Quarry restoration / rehabilitationDownload full report - 3.91 MB
The valley of Årdal has a unique resource of sand and gravel deposits, with a geological classification that indicates its national interest because of the excellent quality for use as concrete aggregate. The sand is used in most of the concrete platforms offshore Norway, and in other demanding structures as the Storebælt bridge in Denmark, and Øresund tunnel between Denmark and Sweden. NorStone has excavated sand and gravel for over three decades and the production is about 1 million ton per year.
Austerfied quarryIn: Quarry restoration / rehabilitationDownload full report - 1.31 MB
Auterfield quarry is situated approximately 1km to the north of Bawtry in Soth Yorkshire. The quarry is still operational and is being progressively restored. In 2000 The Mosaic Trust, a charitable body, was established to manage 29ha of restored land and takes its name from the well established mosaic of habitats found on the site. This land is now known as The Mosaic Reserve. The site has been worked for sand since 1940’s. During this early period the quarry was left to naturally regenerate.
Bee eater MerseburgIn: Specie protection programmeDownload full report - 1.25 MB
Because of the high concentration of Bee-eaters in the Saxony-Anhalt region (about 50% of the nationwide population), the NGO NABU started a wildlife conservation program: “Beeeater in Saxony-Anhalt” in 2006 and 2007. All existing and potential breeding areas were mapped, and so was the gravel pit Merseburg.
In order to maintain and develop the Bee-eater habitats and keep the birds undisturbed from mining activities, the following measures are taken:
Biodiversity conservation of the mining area of Górazdze CementIn: Quarry restoration / rehabilitationDownload full report - 1.91 MB
The mining area of Górazdze and their closest surroundings in south west Poland has considerable rich vegetation and high plant diversity. One of the dominant and very valuable vegetation types within the mining area are beech forests. Within those plants associations, very rare or endangered plants species like Orchids occur frequently. Also many endangered and protected invertebrates were found in that excavation e.g. butterflies: Cupido minimus and Boloria dia.
Connected rift system as habitat for endangered species in the Forchheim gravel pitIn: Quarry restoration / rehabilitationDownload full report - 1.21 MB
Originally it was planed to develop a landscape with small water bodies in the whole area, like it was already done in the southern part. After an inspection of the site in august 2006 the idea to develop a connected rift system instead of isolated water bodies was born. The prolonged water-land border in comparison to small water bodies offers diverse habitats for all water bound species.
Donation of the “Their de caster” Conservation insured for a historic site and a place for wintering batsIn: Specie protection programmeDownload full report - 2.04 MB
To preserve a network of 100KM galleries of old underground quarries, this site was yielded for one symbolic euro by CBR to the Ministry of the Wallon region and to the NGO “Natuurpunt” to ensure the safety of its huge ecological, paleontological and historical interest.
This site became the most important site of the Benelux for the wintering of bats. It sheltered more than 4500 individuqls belonging to 9 different species of these particularly endangered mammals.