23 October 2017

QLA showcased by industry association

The Quarry Life Award competition was showcased as an example of best practice at the Mineral Products Association’s ‘Quarries and Nature 2017’ event held in London on October 19.

MPA chief executive Nigel Jackson said the QLA provided an exemplary way for quarries to engage with their communities and to learn from each other.

“We were particularly impressed by the way the initiative engages academics, students, schoolchildren and community groups in projects both within and around Hanson’s quarries,” he said.

Hanson UK’s senior sustainability manager Martin Crow, who is the UK co-ordinator for the Quarry Life Award, was presented with a highly commended certificate after entering the QLA scheme in the biodiversity innovation category of the MPA’s restoration and biodiversity awards.