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Sustainable Development Awards

  • Hanson - HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Restoration of a former quarry into a number of after-uses

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  • Holcim

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Through the biotope networking of the gravel excavation sites of the company, a networked system has emerged that represents a unique habitat

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  • Holcim

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Co-Winner of the Special UEPG Biodiversity Award 2010

    The gravel pit was designated a zone of special protection for birds (ZEPA)

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  • Hülskens GmbH & Co. KG, Wesel

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Co-Winner of the Special UEPG Biodiversity Award 2010

    A long-term monitoring plan to analyse which of the ecological structures established on a trial basis prove particularly effective for enhancing the diversity for species and allow the area to function as an ecological valuable part of the Rhine floodplain

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  • Plattard Granulats (SOREAL)

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    High-quality ecological development based on long-term knowledge of the site

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  • Welser Kieswerke Treul & Co GmbH

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Special Biodiversity Award 2010 for a small company

    Turning a former sand pit into an educational area in partnership with a local NGO

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AustriaAustria

  • CEMEX

    Biodiversity

    Offering an appropriate habitat to the Stone Curlew in cooperation with BirdLife

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  • HENGL Schotter-Asphalt-Recycling GmbH

    Biodiversity

    Building Dragon Flies pond in cooperation with a local school and WWF

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  • Omya GmbH

    Biodiversity

    Monitoring data in partnership with WWF through a  Long-term Biodiversity Index in order to increase biodiversity knowledge

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  • Rigips Austria - Saint Gobain

    Biodiversity

    Protecting red listed flowers

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  • Salzburger Sand - Kieswerke GesmbH

    Biodiversity

    Protecting special local amphibians

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  • Welser Kieswerke Treul & Co GmbH

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Special Biodiversity Award 2010 for a small company

    Turning a former sand pit into an educational area in partnership with a local NGO

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  • Welser Kieswerke Treul & CO GmbH

    Biodiversity

    Creating habitats similar to the old Danube riverside to protect  several endangered species

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  • Zementwerk Leube GmbH

    Biodiversity

    Landscape management-plan to protect and enlarge the populations of 23 red list plant-species, 9 endangered amphibians and reptils, 9 dragonflys from which 2 are red list-species, 14 grashopper-species from which 3 are endangered and 34 bee-species from which 4 are endangered

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BelgiumBelgium

  • Carmeuse

    Biodiversity

    Conversion of a quarry into a natural zone, while maintaining and increasing biodiversity

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    Biodiversity

    Recolonisation of Carmeuse quarry sites by the Eurasian Eagle Owl

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    Biodiversity

    Protection of a major sand martin colony

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  • Cimenteries CBR s.a. - HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity

    To preserve a network of almost 100 km of galleries of old underground quarries to ensure the safety of its huge ecological, paleontological and historical interest

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    Biodiversity

    Restoration of a landscape of agricultural and environmental quality

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    Biodiversity | Between two Natura 2000 areas

    Reconstructing areas similar to those of the neighbouring Natura 2000 zones

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  • Dumont Wautier - Lhoist group

    Biodiversity | Natural reserve

    Creation of a natural reserve and a geological path in cooperation with the local authorities

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  • Gauthier-Wincqz /SAGREX

    Biodiversity

    Partial backfill of a body of water to maintain the current habitat of the green frog population

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  • Holcim

    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    Holcim entrusted the Natagora association to manage the environmental planning of a 35 hectare zone located between the reserve area and the quarry

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  • SA Carrières Unies de Porphyre (CUP)

    Biodiversity

    This site is considered as a Site of Great Biological Interest by the Walloon Region and is now covered by a convention signed in 2012 between CUP and Action Nature

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CroatiaCroatia

  • Cesta Varazdin d.d.

    Biodiversity

    Restoration of a former gravel pit for a recreational purpose, “Aquacity”

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  • Holcim

    Biodiversity

    Planting of 21.000 trees

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Czech RepublicCzech Republic

  • Českomoravské štěrkovny a.s. - HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    Maximal use of natural evolution to turn a formerquarry into a part of a Natura 2000 system

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  • Českomoravský štěrk, a. s. Mokrá - HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    Protecting seriously endangered Beavers

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  • Hanson - HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity | Protected landscape area (CHKO)

    To create a wide spectrum of natural and close to nature communities (mainly water and wetland communities)

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  • Tarmac

    Biodiversity

    Improving the database of potentially endangered areas in the country

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FinlandFinland

  • Rudus Oy - CRH

    Biodiversity

    Working with the local community to create a unique area of biodiversity

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FranceFrance

  • CEMEX

    Biodiversity | Near a Natura 2000 area

    To restore and protect the River Loire ecosystem and to create a scientific and educational area

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    Biodiversity

    Structuring of a peaceful area for wildlife, especially wild birds, and creation of an observatory of nature and wetlands for the public

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    Biodiversity | Near natural area of ecological interest

    Creation of a wetland with a pedagogical vocation

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    Biodiversity | Nature Reserve Natural Area of Ecological Interest as an Important Area for the Conservation of Bird

    Creation of an ornithological reserve with a scientific and pedagogical vocation which offers peace to water fowl

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    Biodiversity

    To offer a wintering place to northern birds and a resting place for migratory birds over their flighway

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  • GSM - Italcementi Group

    Biodiversity

    Developing the ecological potential of the quarry while preserving water resources of the site and the local natural heritage

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    Biodiversity | Natural Area of Ecological Interest

    Creation of  a vast wetland zone, which is also a separating zone from a field with drinkable water resources

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    Biodiversity

    A management convention has been signed between naturalists and the town of Pont à Mousson in order to control the natural colonisation of the area with willows and to gather data on habitats

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    Biodiversity

    Bring together the preservation of the biological heritage, economic development and social progress

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    Biodiversity | Natural Area of high quality of environment, fauna and flora

    Biodiversity | Natural Area of high quality of environment, fauna and flora

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    Biodiversity

    To increase the ecological interest of an alluvium quarry from which an extraordinary aquatic domain (225 hectares) was created

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    Biodiversity

    To create a natural landscape with both patrimonial and educational objectives

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  • Holcim

    Biodiversity

    To protect a large area of breeding for the European Bee-eater and the Sand Martin, with abrupt walls non accessible to walkers

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    Biodiversity

    To increase the number of natural environments by processing to a specific, accurate and monitored excavation work during the last step of the rehabilitation plan

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    Biodiversity

    To preserve specific plants of alluvial plains of Lorrain and under regional protection

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    Biodiversity

    To make durable the reproduction of the Peregrine Falcon on an active quarry

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    Biodiversity

    To attract the sand Martin colony in a quiet part of the quarry in order to sustain its nesting habit

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    Biodiversity

    To maintain and sustain endangered species such as the Natterjack Toad, the Wall Lizard and the Marsh Frog

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    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    To integrate an alluvial sand pit into a Natura 2000 area aiming to protect a population of bats

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    Biodiversity

    To protect and sustain a population of Natterjack toad

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    Biodiversity

    To compensate for the lack of temporary islets at water level due to the Moselle river regulation

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    Biodiversity

    Educating students on biodiversity

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    Biodiversity | Natural Area of Ecological Interest as an Important Area for the Conservation of Bird

    Biodiversity | Natural Area of Ecological Interest as an Important Area for the Conservation of Bird

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    Biodiversity

    To preserve an orchid under regional protection

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    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    Presence of many nesting bird species led to the ZPS designation of the Natura 2000

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  • Lafarge

    Biodiversity

    Implementation of an ecological management system

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    Biodiversity

    Creation of a natural regional reserve and implementation of a Long term Biodiversity Index

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    Biodiversity

    Partnership with the Botanic Conservatoire of Brest

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    Biodiversity

    Launch of a Long term Biodiversity Index programme

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    Biodiversity

    Monitoring and preservation plan for the DROSERA rotundifolia carnivorous plant

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    Biodiversity | Near natural area of ecological interest

    Launch of a Long term Biodiversity Index programme

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    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    The site was rehabilitated so that birds could recolonize the rock stiffs

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    Biodiversity

    Identification the areas which would allow the extraction of marine aggregates both in an environmental responsible way and taking into account the technical constraints

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    Biodiversity | Nature reserve

    Rehabilitation so that birds and European pond terrapin could recolonize the site

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    Biodiversity

    Identification the areas which would allow the extraction of marine aggregates both in an environmental responsible way and taking into account the technical constraints

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  • Plattard Granulats (SOREAL)

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    High-quality ecological development based on long-term knowledge of the site

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  • UNICEM

    Biodiversity

    To assess the relevance of quarries for the creation of wetlands, to develop good practices and to disseminate these practices

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    Biodiversity

    To develop the knowledge of the ecological potential of massive rock quarries and to provide good practices

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  • Various companies

    Biodiversity

    To create a water ponds network to provide shelter to the round-leaved sundew

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GermanyGermany

  • Basalt-Actien-Gesellschaft

    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    Protection of the eagle owl

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    Biodiversity

    Protection of endangered species of amphibians

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    Biodiversity

    Barren areas of renatured quarries enable the survival of many species, including red list ones

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    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    The settlement of the yellow-bellied toad led to the classification of the quarry as a FFH-area

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  • CEMEX

    Biodiversity

    To promote the long-term, comprehensive settlement of the green toad

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    Biodiversity

    To offer the most favourable habitats to the bank swallow, which is on the Red List of endangered animal species throughout Europe

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    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    To develop additional ecologically valuable habitats through raw material mining

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  • HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity

    To continue the development of the landscape with a connected rift system to enhance the creation of habitats

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  • Holcim

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Through the biotope networking of the gravel excavation sites of the company, a networked system has emerged that represents a unique habitat

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  • Hollweg, Kümpers & Comp. KG

    Biodiversity | Nature reserve

    Creation of barren areas

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  • Hülskens GmbH & Co. KG, Wesel

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Co-Winner of the Special UEPG Biodiversity Award 2010

    A long-term monitoring plan to analyse which of the ecological structures established on a trial basis prove particularly effective for enhancing the diversity for species and allow the area to function as an ecological valuable part of the Rhine floodplain

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  • Lafarge

    Biodiversity

    To preserve the nesting habitat of the sand martin

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  • Mitteldeutsche Baustoffe GmbH

    Biodiversity

    To preserve the open sand surfaces as habitats for the little ringed plover

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GreeceGreece

  • Lafarge

    Biodiversity

    Rehabilitation using seeds and plants from the area

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HungaryHungary

  • Various Companies

    Biodiversity

    Positive examples and challenges on mining site habitat restoration from the governmental perspective

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IrelandIreland

  • CEMEX

    Biodiversity

    Preserving the Kildavin Stream

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    Biodiversity

    To protect bats

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    Biodiversity

    Continued sand & gravel extraction at site while maintaining the preservation of sand martin and smooth newt populations

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  • McGrath Group

    Biodiversity

    Protection of salmonoid rivers, lakes and of all fauna on site by creating protected habitats

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  • Roadstone - CRH

    Biodiversity

    To preserve and enhance the local biodiversity though looking for ways to encourage wildlife into the quarry and its surroundings

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    Biodiversity

    To preserve the nesting habitat of the sand martin. To develop a nesting habitat for ducks. To support a diversity of flora that will attract pheasants and wildlife

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    Biodiversity

    To create a habitat that supports a wide diversity of flaura and fauna

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IsraelIsrael

  • CRH associate Nesher Cement

    Biodiversity

    Preservation of the ecologic system discovered at the quarry and cooperation with university researchers

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ItalyItaly

  • Buzzi Unicem

    Biodiversity

    Creation of a “biodiversity nursery” to produce autochthonous species in order to create a highly diversified nature area in the quarry

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  • Cava Germaire Spa

    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    Strategic agreement for extraction in a protected area

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  • Merlini Spa

    Biodiversity

    Monitoring of the status of the quality of the lake resulting from the quarrying activity and program to protect the flora and the fauna and to improve the biodiversity of the entire local ecosystem

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NetherlandsNetherlands

  • Gemeente Cuijk

    Biodiversity

    Biodiversity survey of “the Kraaijenbergse Plassen” near the river Maas

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  • Various companies

    Biodiversity

    Dutch Butterfly Foundation & Cascade (Dutch Association of aggregates producers) on butterflies

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NorwayNorway

  • Norstone AS - HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity

    To make a bird hotel for sand martins

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SlovakiaSlovakia

  • ALAS SLOVAKIA s.r.o.

    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    Conservation of a protected bird territory and nature protection of flood territory utilising sedimentation of sludge pits

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  • EUROVIA-Cesty, a.s.

    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    The conservation of protected birds within a NATURA 2000 area

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SpainSpain

  • Arenas Silíceas , S.A. & Sibelco Minerales, S.A.

    Biodiversity

    Implementation of an Environmental Management System certified under ISO-14001

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  • ARICEMEX - CEMEX

    Biodiversity

    Integrated scenic restoration with intensive reforestation

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  • Áridos y Premezclados, S.A. - ARIPRESA

    Biodiversity

    Creation of an ecosystem rich in animal and vegetal species, turning it into one of the most important Reserve of endangered birds in the Community of Madrid

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    Biodiversity

    Recovering the forest of the site area

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  • Compañía General de Canteras, S.A. - Italcementi Group

    Biodiversity

    Specific restoration of the different areas in the 52 hectares of the site, to bring them back to the original environmental levels of the exploitation

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    Biodiversity

    To reproduce the Mediterranean surrounding forest, looking for a maximized integration of the restored site.

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    Biodiversity

    To reproduce the Mediterranean surrounding forest, looking for a maximized integration of the restored site.

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  • Federación de Áridos

    Biodiversity

    To improve biodiversity in sites through a coordinated national tree planting programme and to educate children into the importance of taking care of environment

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  • Gedesma

    Biodiversity

    Creation of an environment of direct observation for wild animal species, especially wild birds, nesting in the surroundings of the restored lake

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  • Hanson - HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity

    Attempt to recover the original Jarama river wetlands areas which unfortunately almost disappeared in the region

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  • Holcim

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Co-Winner of the Special UEPG Biodiversity Award 2010

    The gravel pit was designated a zone of special protection for birds (ZEPA)

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    Biodiversity

    To recover the natural habitats for aquatic bird

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    Biodiversity | Near a Natural park

    Works of hydro-seeding of native species with the aim of fixing the soil on the slopes in order to avoid landslide and to accelerate the restoration

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    Biodiversity

    Implementing the ISO 14001 environmental management system

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  • Hormisoria, S.L.

    Biodiversity

    The project “Ecomining” has chosen the environment as a key focus, through the design of innovative models, looking for environmental improvement beyond the legislation requirements

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  • La Paloma Segoviana , S.A.

    Biodiversity

    Careful selection process of the seeds and fertilizers depending on the edaphic, climate and vegetation tests

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  • Procosanz Áridos, S.A.

    Biodiversity | Special protection area for birds (ZEPA)

    Restoration of habitat for some steppe birds like the great bustard, the little bustard, harriers

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  • Promotora Mediterranea-2, S.A. Promsa - Grupo Cementos Molins

    Biodiversity | Protected area

    Application of good environmental practices in every aspect of the activity, including the external transport

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  • Tarmac

    Biodiversity | Regional Park

    To improve and to restore the river area, taking into account the objectives of the Natural Resources Planning of the Regional Park

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    Biodiversity

    To restore the quarry thanks to the results of a previous research on the most suitable flora for the site

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    Biodiversity

    Focusing on biodiversity and agricultural uses, which was the predominant use in the region at the time of the project planning

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  • Various companies

    Biodiversity | Natura 2000

    To restore degraded spaces into a Regional Park, a protected natural area, inside Natura 2000

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SwedenSweden

  • Jehander - HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity

    To realize a survey in order to compare the biodiversity within and outside a sand pit

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    Biodiversity

    To find a solution to combine an active sand pit with a flourishing insect life, including both highly threatened species and a general high diversity

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    Biodiversity

    Realisation of a census on Butterflies and other insects

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  • Nybrogrus AB

    Biodiversity

    To protect a flowering landscape with an exceptional insect population

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  • Swerock AB

    Biodiversity

    To protect insects such as rare wild-bee species

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  • Sydsten AB

    Biodiversity

    To protect the endangered eagle owl

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  • Various companies

    Biodiversity

    Census on insects in 50 extraction sites near Stockholm

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SwitzerlandSwitzerland

  • Bersier SA

    Biodiversity

    To create a gravel pit learning center

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  • Grob Kies AG

    Biodiversity

    To combine the needs of extraction sites with nature protection areas

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  • Gros Kies AG

    Biodiversity

    Monitoring certifying restored sites

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  • Kieswerk Kiemy AG

    Biodiversity

    To encourage the survival of the yellow-bellied toad

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  • Schumacher Ziegelei

    Biodiversity

    Creation of a nationally important amphibian spawning ground

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  • Sigrist Kies GmbH

    Biodiversity

    Creation of a natural area with a wide variety of species and great ecological value

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom

  • Acheson & Glover Group

    Biodiversity

    To create a crayfish sanctuary in a working sandpit

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  • Aggregate Industries - Holcim

    Biodiversity

    Restoration of a sand and gravel quarry to a number of lakes, each creating a different habitat

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    Biodiversity | Site of Special Scientific Interest Local Nature Reserve

    To create a mosaic of habitats, especially those effectively lost to the Ouse Valley floodplain through intensive agricultural activity, and flood control measures to accommodate both agricultural and urban development

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  • CEMEX

    Biodiversity

    Progressive restoration scheme in place for the quarry to provide, on completion of working, an area of high quality agricultural.

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    Biodiversity

    Mitigation of the potential impacts of the development of a quarry

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    Biodiversity

    To protect the peregrine falcons

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    Biodiversity | Nature reserve

    Creation of a protected site for wildlife

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    Biodiversity | Nature Conservation Area

    Transforming a tract of unattractive, prairie-like, intensively managed farmland into an aquatic landscape to increase the landscape value of the valley, increase its biodiversity and provide a local amenity of very high wildlife value

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  • Hanson - HeidelbergCement

    Biodiversity | Sustainable Development Awards

    Restoration of a former quarry into a number of after-uses

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    Biodiversity

    Restoration of a quarry site to a nature reserve, incorporating numerous lakes

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    Biodiversity

    Development of a community nature reserve

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  • Lafarge

    Biodiversity | Site of Special Scientific Interest

    Creation and management of a Hay Meadow

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    Biodiversity

    Creation of fen vegetation complementary to existing biological resource in adjacent protected area

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  • Sibelco

    Biodiversity

    Restoration of a former quarry for agricultural use

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    Biodiversity

    Extensive restoration works before donating the land  to Astbury Mere Country Park

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  • Tarmac

    Biodiversity

    Launch of Tarmac’s Biodiversity Action Plan for sites in Northumberland

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  • Various companies

    Biodiversity

    Launch of the www.afterminerals.com website

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