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Quarry rehabilitation in CEMEX in Croatia leads to unique product

Date published: May 19, 2010

CEMEX is a worldwide leader in the building materials sector, but in Croatia, a successful sustainability effort has made the company a key contributor in the making of a product that is more apt for the kitchen than for the worksite: Lintar olive oil.

CEMEX in Croatia

As part of our global quarry rehabilitation efforts, CEMEX in Croatia has been re-cultivating a surface area of over 200,000 m2 on the southern slope of Kozjak Mountain in the Adriatic coast for the past 10 years. The project consists of planting autochthonous Mediterranean plants and has been undertaken in cooperation with the Adriatic Culture and Karst Amelioration Institute.

Within the framework of this project, an olive grove was planted in 2005, and today more than 1,800 young olive trees are thriving, extending over a surface area of close to 35.000 m2. Recently, members of the Dalmacijacement Association of Volunteer Homeland War Veterans have begun tending to the olive groves. The association counts with more than eighty members, mostly CEMEX employees.

CEMEX works diligently to responsibly manage the land within and around our operations. Worldwide, 82% of our active cement and aggregates sites have quarry rehabilitation plans in place, and we are on track to meet our target of 100% by 2015.

This project highlights our global efforts to collaborate with local communities to mitigate the environmental impact of our operations, in support of CEMEX's Sustainable Development Strategy.

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