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

Quarry of Savins in March 2021 and June 2022
Business 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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Imerys commits to the next generation of geologists with an agreement to support the Dan Germiquet Fund
Corporate news

Imerys commits to the next generation of geologists with an agreement to support the Dan Germiquet Fund

On December 9, Leah Wilson, Imerys Chief Sustainability Officer and member of its Executive Committee, signed a five-year agreement on behalf of Imerys with the French National School of Geology to support the Dan Germiquet Fund. Imerys is a founding member of the newly created Nancy Geology Foundation, which will host Imerys’ long-term commitment to the Dan Germiquet Fund.

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Beauvoir PR - 24/10/22
Business news

By launching a project to mine lithium in France, Imerys is playing its part in the energy transition

On October 24, Imerys announced the start of the EMILI project in the presence of government officials, elected representatives and local authorities.

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Imerys signs partnership with Beijing University of Chemical Technology – Paris Curie Engineer School in China (Chimie Pékin)
Business news

Strengthening relations and creating talent pools: Imerys signs partnership with the BUCT Beijing university

As Imerys grows in China and Asia, so too does its presence and reputation as a leading employer in the region. The recently signed academic-industrial partnership with Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) – Paris Curie Engineer School opens the doors to international careers for young talent with valuable local insight and skills.

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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.