Working together, the partnership plans to launch Leadership Awards and a Local Partnership Development Fund, with the aim of enabling innovative on the ground projects between Aggregate Industries’ sites and their local Wildlife Trusts.
In order to support the Local Partnership Development Fund, Aggregate Industries has committed a substantial annual budget for projects which focus on wildlife rich towns and cities, healthy soils and water and connecting people to wildlife.
The Leadership Awards, which will celebrate strong strategic, transformational and team leadership in both organisations, will run for three years and will be presented annually at an awards ceremony with prizes for the winning sites and individuals.
Donna Hunt, Head of Sustainability at Aggregate Industries, comments: “Aggregate Industries has proudly worked with The Wildlife Trusts for the past ten years, consistently supporting collective priorities. For the next three years, the focus will shift to our new shared vision - a sustainable construction industry which supports more wildlife and habitats and encourages more people to connect with nature. Working so closely together will enable us to truly support worthwhile projects which have the ability to make a really positive impact on the environment and the communities that interact with it.”
Janel Fone, Director, The Wildlife Trusts, said: “We believe that everyone has a part to play in bringing about nature’s recovery. Our strong partnership with Aggregate Industries has been built up over ten years and we’re delighted to be moving onto the next chapter working together to benefit wildlife, people and communities.”