Holcim shines in UN studies on biodiversity measurement
360 plant species populate the quarry
At our quarry in Yepes, Spain, two hundred and fifty hectares of semi-arid land have been transformed into a natural reserve. We built slopes, holes and ponds to speed up the process of ecological restoration and the reintroduction of diverse fauna and flora. Today 360 plant species with high ecological value populate the quarry, and three orchid species have appeared since local pollinators have placed their beehives nearby. The former mining area is also a habitat and natural recreation area for the nearby citizens.
The UN study on Yepes concludes that Holcim is “one of the frontrunners in the business community when it comes to measuring biodiversity,” and that our “science-based approach is another strength… The applied tools have proved to be scientifically robust.”