The CSI has collected case studies that highlight responsible quarrying rehabilitation activities. These are drawn from a range of quarry types and local habitats around the world. They include rehabilitation “lessons learned” and contact details for further information in the hope they prove useful for other companies involved in similar quarrying or rehabilitation activities. The case studies have been reviewed by external parties. As a set they can be categorized according to their focus:
These case studies are examples of existing good practices. They aim to share learning and disseminate good practice, and to improve rehabilitation practices around the world, not just in the areas outlined in this set of case studies. Learning on rehabilitation is continuous and there is more progress to be made – the process of developing these provided a good opportunity for each company to consider the learning they have undergone already.
A rehabilitation linked to a local biodiversity plan (Page 5 & 6)
Inclusion of a specific stakeholders group linked to social aspects (Page 7)
Type of communication (Page 8 & 9)
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) (Page 11)
Reference to multisite (Page 12)
Use of the Corporate Ecosystem Review (ESR) (Page 13)
Mitigate negative impacts (Page 14)
Examples of rehabilitation objectives (Page 16 & 17)
Specific technical case studies, e.g. on soil conditions, habitats, alien species, hydrology (Page 18 & 19)
Specific technical case studies, e.g. on soil conditions, habitats, alien species, hydrology (Page 22)
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The European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU), and the European Aggregates Association (UEPG) have been compiling case studies from amongst their own members, and these can be found here under: