INSEE Cement joined hands with the Base for Enthusiasts of Environmental Science and Zoology (BEEZ) of the University of Colombo and Biodiversity Sri Lanka – a network of private sector companies working together on biodiversity conservation issues, to commemorate World Environment Day with impact in a very meaningful way. The celebration under the theme “Connecting People to Nature” provided the ideal opportunity to launch the Coffee Table Book initiated by INSEE Cement in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, (IUCN) titled “To Our Planet with Respect”.
The book showcases the Company’s environmental initiatives carried out in partnership with IUCN on rehabilitation of an ecosystem at the Aruakalu Quarry in Puttalam. Thousands of animals have been rescued and systematic reforestation and rehabilitation has been put in place at this site by INSEE Cement to restore the ecosystem to its former glory.
INSEE Cement has extended its activities to protect the ecosystem in several vulnerable areas. Similarly, together with IUCN the company has begun to restore damaged coral reefs of Unawatuna in the Southern Province. Several successful biodiversity protection initiatives have resulted from this unique partnership.