Imerys France

A cornerstone of French industry, Imerys operates 32 industrial sites in France.

These sites produce minerals of strategic national interest such as diatomaceous earthkaolin and andalusite. The Luzenac site, with its Trimouns quarry, specializing in the extraction and processing of talc, is the largest in Europe. Furthermore, 70% of the minerals produced in France are exported to over 100 countries.

The minerals extracted and processed by our group address the needs of companies seeking safer, more natural alternatives. For example, perlite, a mineral with exfoliating properties, effectively replace polyethylene microbeads in scrubs, thus helping to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans. Natural calcium carbonate, for example, helps to meet the growing demand for medical gloves, which is so essential in times of health crises, at a lower cost.

*Talc products are not available in the USA and Canada. Contact us for an alternative range.

industrial sites
in France
in France
international R&D centers
in Lyon and Toulouse

Imerys and the environment, a strong commitment

Our Group has traditionally been involved in sustainable development. This ethical and societal commitment is reflected in tangible actions (reductions in CO2 emissions, working with and for local populations, preservation of ecosystems, quarry rehabilitation) and large-scale partnerships such as the one signed with the Natural History Museum in 2018. Already a partner of act4nature, a French coalition of companies, public players, scientists and environmental associations committed to the protection, enhancement and restoration of biodiversity, Imerys also took part in the launch of act4nature International.

In addition to these necessary alliances with major players in research and ecosystem preservation, our teams' technical expertise and innovative spirit enable Imerys to extract and transform minerals in a responsible and sustainable way.

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Our latest news

Glomel - water treatment plant
Local news

Imerys invests in water treatment plant to meet environmental regulations

Our site in Glomel, France, has inaugurated a water treatment plant that further reduces manganese concentration in water discharge.

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EMILI Imerys 29 janvier
Business news

Project EMILI: Imerys reaches new milestone with the selection of two key sites

Imerys has just announced the selection of two key sites in the Allier region in France for its lithium extraction and transformation project, EMILI. This move is part of an ambitious initiative to strengthen the European battery industry for electric vehicles and contribute to the energy transition. 

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Glomel - vue panoramique de carrière
Local news

Andalusite production in Glomel: reconciling strategic and environmental challenges

Nestled in the heart of Brittany, Glomel is home to a priceless geological treasure: an andalusite deposit of exceptional quality, mined by Imerys for over half a century. Let's find out more about this precious "Breton pink gold", from its extraction process to its many industrial applications, and Imerys' commitment to responsible, sustainable mining.

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Quarry of Savins in March 2021 and June 2022
Local news

Land restoration project creates habitats for flora and fauna at closed quarry site in Provins, France

Imerys has rehabilitated its Savins quarry around the town of Provins in France, and located in a prominent farming area. The project has created an area rich in biodiversity. Particularly, the body of water has, among other successes, allowed the colonization of dozens of species of flora and fauna.

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The group's integrated report


As part of the Universal Registration Document Imerys presents its integrated report, better presenting how it creates long-term value for the benefit of its stakeholders.