Site Wildlife Management Advice
CEMEX UK plays a key role in creating and maintaining Britain’s built environment. We are one of the UK’s largest building materials companies and our products, including aggregates, cement and concrete, are part of the fabric of a sustainable Britain. But we recognise that our business has consequences for people and the environment.
It is a key challenge for us to balance these impacts with the need to build a more sustainable future. CEMEX UK recognise the intrinsic value of nature and the importance of conserving biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services to allow for a sustainable development of society. CEMEX are committed to being a responsible steward of the land they manage and to conduct operations in a sustainable manner.
Since 2009, CEMEX UK has been working in partnership with the RSPB to protect priority species and habitats through our corporate biodiversity strategy. The partnership benefits local communities and the ongoing success of CEMEX’s operations as well as improving site management through delivery of site-specific restoration advice. Its key aims are to;
- Maximise biodiversity conservation throughout the ‘lifecycle’ of quarries.
- Develop biodiversity flagship sites for nature and people.
- Increase biodiversity awareness within the company and with our fellow site managers.
Our restoration aims to leave the site richer in nature than it was before operations began, working towards a target that would see the creation of 1,000ha of ‘priority habitat’. To raise biodiversity awareness, CEMEX UK will be making various advice sheets available to help site managers better manage their site for wildlife. This has involved working with a number of environmental groups to help achieve best practice management. These have included the RSPB, the Mammal society, Plantlife, Badger and Bat conservation trusts, Amphibian and Reptile conservation. Please click on the relevant link on the right to download the advice sheets..