Holcim Lanka continues animal rescue program
Holcim (Lanka) Ltd continues its animal rescue program for the
seventh consecutive year, with the International Union for the
Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the Puttalam quarry site.
Maintaining its commitment to the conservation of the environment as
part of a global sustainability strategy, anchored to the triple
bottom-line approach of creating value for people and the planet,
alongside profitability, the company places emphasis on the protection
and promotion of biodiversity as part of its initiative to protect and
practise responsible quarrying.
Manager, Environment, System Compliance and Product Sustainability,
Holcim, Chalaka Fernando said, "It is both an honour and a pleasure to
be met with such avid support of this animal rescue program meeting its
seventh year of success. Our partnership with the IUCN saw its
beginnings in 2009."
Thus far Holcim has helped in the relocation of over 8,500 species of
slow moving animals. As the popularity of the program increased since
2012, the increased number of volunteers has led to over 2,000 animals
being rescued annually. CEO, Holcim, Philippe Richart said, "We believe
in embedding this green culture and above all responsibility for our
actions - in this case responsible quarrying, from which we can see the
fruit of our labour and passion coming alive in all our employees."
As the world's oldest and largest global environmental organization
and a leading authority on environmental and sustainable development,
the IUCN enhances Holcim's initiative for animal rescue through
leveraging its exponential expertise.
Program Coordinator, IUCN, Shamen Vidanage said, "This is an
outstanding effort by Holcim. Having carried this through with such
vigour and passion from its inception has been a feat that Holcim has
carried on in the years past. We look forward to the continued success
of this program and the continued partnership with Holcim."