Fifth edition of the contest promoting biodiversity
The “Quarry Life Award” targets innovative approaches to study and boost biodiversity at quarry sites and aims to raise awareness about mining ecology.
Heidelberg Materials' Quarry Life Award, is targeted at scientists, university students, and non-governmental organisations as well as our neighbours in the communities where our facilities are located. All of these groups are invited to develop and – provided they qualify to participate in the competition – implement biodiversity-related projects focused on our company’s quarries worldwide.
In this way, we want to promote the evaluation of the quarries’ biological value and support the development of new methods that benefit scientists and government authorities as well as our company.
Since 2012, four Quarry Life Award competitions have already been held with great success. The fifth edition will start in May 2021 and will officially conclude with a major international ceremony in winter 2022.