Cemexs Soto quarry wins biodiversity award

Cemexs Soto quarry wins biodiversity award

Soto Pajares quarry, of Cemex in Madrid, has won the Special Award for Biodiversity granted by the European Aggregates Association (UEPG). The award was conferred at the 2013 Sustainable Development Awards, which took place on 27 November 2013 and was hosted by members of the European Union´s assembly of regional and local representatives. The award was handed over in recognition of quarry's outstanding actions relating to the enhancement, protection and creation of key habitats for important species.

Cemex´s Rugeley quarry, located in Stafforshire in the UK, also received a Recognition of Achievement for its excellent habitat management activities and significant restoration work. Also, the Cemex France was awarded a Recognition of Achievement for one of its projects, due to its economic contribution and added value to society.´A central part of Cemex´s business strategy is to integrate biodiversity throughout its operations, seeking to create environmental conditions similar to or better than those that were present at the very beginning of the quarries,´said Luis Farias, Cemex´s Senior Vice- President of Energy and Sustainability. ´Our partnership with BirdLife International plays a significant role in this.´

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