Imerys Kaolin ambition is to reduce the ecological footprint of its mineral production process and to contribute to a more sustainable environment, as well as minimize the environmental impacts of its operations throughout the world.

We understand that there are no ‘quick fixes’ but acknowledge that progress will be made by making operational and personal improvements to reach our sustainability targets.

Sustainable Development: an Essential Condition for Value Creation

Imerys Kaolin has made substantial improvements towards the sustainability of its business and has a long term commitment to operate in a responsible manner for its employees, its customers, the environment and the communities in which it operates.

Safety & Health: Develop a proactive safety and health culture by implementing the three pillars of the Imerys Safety System: compliance, continuous improvement and communication.

Human Resources: Develop the professional and personal capabilities of our employees, provide them with appropriate benefits, promote workplace diversity and maintain industrial relations by fostering an environment of mutual respect.

Communities: Build positive relationship with communities around our sites and contribute to local social and economic development.

Human Rights: Respect fundamental human rights by referring to core international conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and take particular actions to avoid child labor and forced labor.

Environmental Management Systems: Assess relevant environmental risks and continually improve control measures to reduce adverse environmental impacts.

Resource Efficiency: Apply advanced technologies and promote operational excellence to maximize the sustainable use of raw materials and other natural resources, such as land, energy and water.

Biodiversity: Preserve and create biodiversity value by enhancing rehabilitation of mines during their life spans with the aim of harmonizing with local ecosystems.

Green Innovation: Factor environmental benefits into the research and development of products, processes and services to reduce our environmental footprint throughout the product life cycle.

Corporate Governance: Respect and implement best corporate governance practices in a manner that is consistent with similar listed companies.



Imerys Sustainable Development Report
Imerys Report DD 2016
Sustainable development presentation Imerys March 2017
IMERYS Kaolin EMEA Sustainable Development