When mining ended at our Lupara quarry in Italy in 1986, Sibelco started a restoration project. Since the area where our quarry was located is a well known area for the production of olive oil, Sibelco decided to also plant olive oil trees in the former mining area. The area is especially suitable for growing olive oil trees, because of the clayey ground and silicious hills. 2500 trees were planted in the four hectares large area.
Today, two of our colleagues – Paola Davini and Luca Isoardo – are still managing the project. Together with external employees, they still produce the delicious Sibelco oil, which is highly appreciated by the local village community. We hope that the domain will keep flourishing and we can keep making a positive impact on the local economy.