Argos facilities aim to make meaningful contribution to local biodiversity
As part of our sustainability initiatives, our newest Argos cement distribution terminals began the application process for Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Certification. WHC Conservation Certification recognizes meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programs, provides third‐party credibility and an objective evaluation, and helps companies demonstrate a long‐term commitment to managing quality habitat for wildlife, conservation education, and community outreach initiatives.
This year, our goal was to include our seven newest cement distribution terminals. Receiving, handling, and storing a variety of different products, terminal properties often require a high percentage of built infrastructure to perform day‐to‐day tasks, typically leaving limited space for natural areas. Through thoughtfully planned wildlife conservation projects, these often small sites can still make a meaningful contribution to local biodiversity and even community awareness.
In 2019, these terminals will join the other 11 Argos certified locations: Atlanta Grinding Facility, Harleyville Cement Plant, Roberta Cement Plant, Newberry and Tampa Plant, as well as Newnan, Cordele, Durham and Meridian terminals with their Sustainable Biodiversity initiatives.
As vast landowners, we have a duty to preserve and enhance biodiversity for the environment and the communities we work in. WHC membership empowers our employees to engage in conservation work that is uniquely positioned to advance our positive global biodiversity impact.