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CEMEX partners with the royal society for the protection of birds

June 4th, 2009
CEMEX partners with the royal society for the protection of birds

4th June 2009:  Global building solutions company CEMEX has entered into a two year partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to accelerate the development of CEMEX’s biodiversity strategy.

This development marks a strengthening of CEMEX’s involvement with the RSPB, which has a track record spanning several decades at former quarry sites, such as Denge Quarry in Kent.

The new partnership involves the appointment of an RSPB advisor who will be dedicated to CEMEX, and support the company in its development of a national biodiversity strategy, and provide specialist advice and assistance with restoration plans for the company’s many quarries.

In 2007, CEMEX signed a global Memorandum of Understanding with Birdlife International. This involves a 10-year partnership for BirdLife's counsel, advice and expertise that will be integrated into the management of over 400 quarry sites operated by CEMEX around the world. The Birdlife International partner in the UK is Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB); and so this complementary relationship will help drive CEMEX’s improvement of its biodiversity management at a more local level.

CEMEX UK’s director of sustainability, Andrew Spencer, explained: "We are very excited about the partnership with the RSPB, and look forward to working together to finding constructive business solutions, while seeking to enhance the environment.”

Dr Mark Avery, the RSPB’s Director of Conservation, said: “High quality restoration of mineral sites offers an effective way to create huge areas of wildlife habitat. This partnership is hugely welcome as it is a real commitment from a major operator to make this vision a reality. Our expertise in landscape restoration applied across CEMEX’s network of more than 80 quarries has the potential to make a real difference. This is positive conservation in action.”

More information:
The picture shows a Peregrine Falcon in one of CEMEX’s quarries. For more information, please contact Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Marit Meyer-Bell on email

CEMEX is a global building materials solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the roof tile, rail sleepers, concrete-block paving, and concrete-block segments. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see or

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