HeidelbergCement Biodiversity Ambitions 2020
Delivering a prominent positive contribution to biodiversity
HeidelbergCement aims to establish a leadership position in the development of biodiversity at its mining and quarrying sites.
- We encourage an open dialogue with all stakeholders, including environmental authorities and nature conservation organisations before, during and after our activities.
- We encourage the increase of biodiversity in the planning and implementation of restoration in active, operational and completely depleted quarries.
- We give priority to indigenous and regionally typical plant species and mixes; we protect soil and subsoil and act to avoid any contamination of groundwater or surface water, not only during working but also after use.
By 2020, HeidelbergCement Ambition is to develop restoration plans for 100% of its quarries under active exploitation for both its cement and aggregates business lines. By then, biodiversity management plans are to be actively implemented in at least 50% of mining sites that are located within or adjacent to areas designated for their high biodiversity value.