Site Stewardship and Biodiversity
Percentage of relevant production sites that have site
specific action plans
The concrete industry makes a significant contribution to
biodiversity and nature conservation through the management and
restoration of sites of mineral extraction.
The industry strategy prioritises
its actions within quarries and the indicator reports on the
proportion of relevant production sites that have an action plan
relating to site restoration, biodiversity or geodiversity.
The value reported for 2015 is
99.4% of sites and our 2020 target is 100%.
Collaboration with stakeholders
such as the RSPB and Nature after Minerals (NAM) have helped the
industry realise that it can deliver nine priority habitats (out of
11) in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. MPA data shows that over
hectares of priority habitat has
been created to date on restored sites; and a further 6,000
hectares of priority habitat is committed to in restoration
Operational and restored quarries provide habitats for rare
and endangered animals such as peregrine falcons.
Further information on the site stewardship and
biodiversity indicator can be found in the full
The Biodiversity and Water 2020 Strategy
Commitment - an