We've been actively rehabilitating our quarries for many years to restore and create new habitats. On International Biodiversity Day, we are reaffirming our commitment to preserving biodiversity, which is a focus area of our collaboration with WWF. Discover in pictures some examples of our initiatives!
Lafarge’s commitment, preserving biodiversity
At our Yepes Quarry in Spain, Lafarge teams are working to develop an area to host a wide range of birds and pollinator insects. Appropriate plants have been selected to attract these species, whose natural habitats are increasingly under threat.
Presque Isle Quarry, USA
Lafarge’s Presque Isle Quarry is located in the Great Lakes area. Local teams have developed an educational opportunity for middle school children to study and observe the full life cycle of Chinook salmon in the Bell Ray River, which crosses the quarry’s property.
At our Araxos quarry in Greece, Lafarge has set a positive example of an international partnership involving French and Greek experts to help reintroduce a rare endangered plant species found on the “Mavra Vouna” cliffs where the quarry is situated.
Kambe Rock, Africa
Lafarge’s Mombasa cement plant in Kenya is situated near an area of threatened limestone outcrops called Kambe Rock. The plant has dedicated a rock outcrop at its south quarry to planting valuable endangered plants from this area, in order to help preserve its unique vegetation. So far 55 typical Kambe Rock species have been planted.
La Couronne, France
Lafarge is working at its cement plant in La Couronne, France to preserve one of the last calcareous grasslands in the region, which is an emblematic landscape from the end of the 19th century. This area has now been recognised by French authorities as being a nature reserve known as "Chaumes des Séverins Regional Nature Reserve".
The Churchville Quarry near Baltimore, USA has developed an education program for students from local schools and community groups. Through participation in a number of nature projects at the quarry, students have learned about wildlife habitats and the importance of managing and maintaining them.