First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Stephanie Hilbourn, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, with Aggregate Industries CEO Francois Petry
Materials producer Aggregate Industries is starting a three-year partnership with The Wildlife Trusts to facilitate a sustainable construction industry that supports wildlife habitats.
The Wildlife Trusts manages thousands of nature reserves and runs marine conservation projects around the UK’s coasts.
The partners plan to jointly 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.
Aggregate Industries says it has committed a substantial annual budget to support projects in the Local Partnership Development Fund which focus on wildlife rich towns and cities, healthy soils and water and connecting people to wildlife.
The Leadership Awards will celebrate strong strategic, transformational and team leadership in both organisations. They will run for three years and 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."
The Wildlife Trusts director Janel Fone says: “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.”