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Biodiversity Benchmark

Biodiversity Benchmark is a demanding standard for land management and wildlife, assessment that is challenging and rigorous. The Biodiversity Benchmark is managed, assessed and certified exclusively by The Wildlife Trusts and is the only nationally recognised standard for commitment to Biodiversity and responsible land management.

The standard not only looks at systems and actions on the sites audited but also at company procedures and policies. Accredited sites are required to demonstrate continual Biodiversity improvements and to work with relevant stakeholders and the local community. Nine of our quarries were certified in 2014, totalling over 4000ha making up nearly 50% of all Biodiversity Benchmark accredited land in 2014. These quarries are:

  • Glensanda
  • Duntilland
  • Holme Park
  • Back Lane
  • Haughmond Hill
  • Newbold
  • Bardon Hill
  • Little Paxton
  • Torr Works

“The Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark is a demanding standard for land management for wildlife. Aggregate Industries has achieved the standard on nine sites covering an area of over 4,000ha. Aggregate Industries has a long standing partnership with The Wildlife Trusts and works closely with individual Trusts as a partners in developing Living Landscapes around quarries.”

Peter Dorans
Corporate Relations Manager, The Wildlife Trusts.

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