Lafarge Eco Systems

 

Bamburi Cement's Rehabilitation Story

As Bamburi Cement, we have made environmental concerns and protection one of our key business objectives. We strive to meet the International Environmental Standards. Thus the launch of the quarry rehabilitation program. One among the success stories of the program include the quarry south of the factory. It was rehabilitated in 1971, what is now Haller Park. Haller Park - situated in Bamburi's ‘back yard' - is the company's pride and joy, setting the Plant in beautiful surroundings.

Lafarge Eco System's Mission

To sustainably utilise Bamburi's lands and rehabilitate the quarries to a showcase of environmental responsibility whilst involving neighbouring communities and other stakeholders.

Projects Undertaken 

We have been involved in various development projects of The North, South and Central Quarry, Vipingo and Nguu Tatu (Shale Quarry). These rehabilitations and eco systems restorations have given birth to Forest Trails( Formerly North Quarry), Haller Park (Formerly South Quarry) making them interesting and educational tour attractions. As excavation is part of our process to produce material from local products, Bamburi's newer excavations sites like Vipingo shall in turn receive similar treatment.

Over two and a half million trees have been planted around the factory and in the older quarries. These not only create a beautiful environment, but also help absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.

 

Key Activities

Reserve Land Management

  • Securing Bamburi's mining reserve land
  • Biofuel Project: producing wood as renewable fuel for Bamburi's cement kilns
  • Stakeholder and community relations
  • Housing estate management

Quarry rehabilitation

  • Ecosystem development and maintenance
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Tourism & Education
  • Aquaculture
  • Wildlife management

Haller Park

Haller Park is a nature park in Bamburi, Mombasa, on the Kenyan Coast. It is the transformation of a quarry wasteland into an ecological paradise. Haller Park holds a variety of plant and animal species which serve as a recreation hot spot to tourists and locals. Up to March 2007 it held the famous attraction of Owen and Mzee – the friendship of a hippopotamus and a tortoise.