Heidelberg Materials Launches Sixth Quarry Life Award to Promote Biodiversity and Sustainable Quarry Management

As a research and education competition, the Quarry Life Award supports Heidelberg Materials’ approach to innovative biodiversity management.

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials has announced the commencement of the sixth edition of the Quarry Life Award, a global competition spanning over 15 countries. With a prize pool of €300,000, the award invites researchers, students, communities, NGOs, and nature enthusiasts to propose projects aimed at enhancing biodiversity and sustainable quarry management. Partnering with BirdLife International and other organizations, Heidelberg Materials aims to spotlight biodiversity conservation at quarry sites and contribute to global environmental goals. Projects will be selected by national juries and implemented from January to September 2025, showcasing innovative approaches to protecting local flora and fauna.

(PRESS RELEASE) HEIDELBERG, 20-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Heidelberg Materials has launched the sixth edition of its Quarry Life Award, a global competition aimed at addressing biodiversity loss and promoting sustainable quarry management. With a prize fund totaling approximately €300,000, the competition invites researchers, students, local communities, NGOs, and nature enthusiasts worldwide to submit innovative projects. These projects will be conducted at Heidelberg Materials’ quarry sites, focusing on advancing scientific knowledge and fostering sustainable practices for quarry biodiversity management.

The Quarry Life Award aligns with Heidelberg Materials’ commitment to the Global Goal for Nature and its efforts to promote nature-positive solutions. Partnering with organizations like BirdLife International, the initiative aims to raise awareness about biodiversity associated with quarry sites and broader natural environments.

Dr. Nicola Kimm, Chief Sustainability Officer of Heidelberg Materials, emphasized the award’s role in promoting biodiversity strategies through collaborative partnerships across science, industry, and local communities. She highlighted the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainable water management as integral to their operations.

Since its inception in 2011, the Quarry Life Award has generated over 450 innovative project ideas aimed at protecting and promoting biodiversity. Previous projects have included research on endangered species and habitat restoration, contributing to Heidelberg Materials’ commitment to the EU restoration agenda.

Participants can submit project proposals in two categories, “Research” and “Community,” with national juries selecting up to six finalists per country. Selected projects will be implemented in Heidelberg Materials’ quarries from January to September 2025. New participants from Turkey, Egypt, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia have joined this year’s competition alongside returning countries.

For more information on submission guidelines and competition details, visit www.quarrylifeaward.com.

About Heidelberg Materials

Heidelberg Materials is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of building materials and solutions with leading market positions in cement, aggregates, and ready-mixed concrete. We are represented in around 50 countries with around 51,000 employees at almost 3,000 locations. At the centre of our actions lies the responsibility for the environment. As the front runner on the path to carbon neutrality and circular economy in the building materials industry, we are working on sustainable building materials and solutions for the future. We enable new opportunities for our customers through digitalisation.

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