Biodiversity

 

Biodiversity is in the DNA of HERACLES Group. We recognise how dependent and also in what extend, cement production and aggregate mining, can affect biodiversity and ecosystems. That is why we systematically ensure that we have a positive effect on the environment.

The 2030 Plan by LafargeHolcim commits the company to demonstrate a positive change on a global level regarding the protection of biodiversity.

The responsible management of quarries and their environmental restoration in a manner that contributes to the protection and promotion of local biodiversity, consist the sustainability goals of HERACLES Group. To this end, it has adopted the BIRS tool that contributes to biodiversity management. We are the first company to implement it worldwide, while its implementation will be completed in all our quarries by the end of the year. The fruitful results of our initiatives are our distinction on a local and global level, such as the Environmental Award and UEPG Sustainable Development Award for the enhancement of biodiversity in the Araxos quarry and the protection of the rare Greek endemic plant Centaurea niederi.

"Monachus – monachus". As of today it has even more allies - allies!                                          

On the occasion of the World Environment Day, which for 2020 is dedicated to biodiversity, HERACLES Group adopts three small “Monachus - monachus” seals, thus strengthening the effort to rescue them.

The initiative “Become a Godfather” of HERACLES Group is not only about naming a vulnerable creature, but above all, to give our best to protect biodiversity in the Greek seas.