Quarry Rehabilitation Project
A large number of abandoned quarries are scattered in Lebanon as a result of unplanned infrastructure developement. With other 1,000 quarry sites left without restoration, abandoned sites leave scars in scenery and have negative impact on local ecosystems and livelihoods of the surrounding communities. We, at Holcim Holcim, are committed to rehabilitating its quarries in compliance with the Group Guidelines and in line with our integrated sustainable development strategy.
In 2012, we signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Regional Office of Western Asia (ROWA) to restore an abandoned quarry in Chekka that aims to be a model for rehabilitated quarries in Lebanon. The project, a joint collaboration with experts from the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Lebanon and the Association for Forests, Development and Conservation (AFDC), was implemented under the supervision of IUCN ROWA.