Education, a prority for Imerys
In the field of education, Imerys specifically encourages initiatives favoring the fight against illiteracy, the education of women and girls and the support to young adults to enhance their employability.
The Group Education Program also includes the reinforcement of basic skills learning to promote the employability of Imerys lower skilled employees. Local, internal and external initiatives show Imerys commitment and that of its employees in favor of education. In many cases we are either partners of or we initiate numerous actions to support the integration of young generations in the workforce and promote employment access to destitutes.
In India, China, Brazil, South Africa, as well as Europe and the United States, in all the countries where it is located, Imerys directly deploys or together with local partners, literacy and counting classes, is involved in school construction and renovation, provides material support, as well as school and sanitary supplies. In 2014, Imerys created the Dan Germiquet Fund in partnership with the Germiquet family and the National School of Geology in Nancy (ENSG), France, to help talented students in financial insecurity to pursue their studies in geosciences.
Furthermore, our employees in the Paris region have the opportunity to enlist with the Alliance for Education or Telemaque Institute to provide support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds or at risk of dropping out.