SustainAgility™ Solutions Assessment framework

The Imerys SustainAgility™ Solutions Assessment framework provides a transparent, straightforward approach to mineral sustainability.
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Unlocking the potential of minerals – sustainably

At Imerys, we take our commitments to environmental, social and societal responsibility very seriously, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it is central to our business growth and transformation. 

Our SustainAgility™ solutions

Our ambition is simple: we want to unlock the sustainable potential of minerals.

We are on a journey to achieve this ambition, with clear, measurable objectives, through what we call SustainAgility. Through SustainAgility, we can be a positive force for change. 

As part of this approach, we want to ensure our product portfolio is as sustainable as possible, to limit environmental impact across the value chain. We use our technological expertise to create new products that help meet the challenges of global megatrends, such as climate change and resource scarcity.

Under the SustainAgility Solutions banner, we have defined a scientific approach to developing and managing our product portfolio from an environmental and societal point of view.

Standardized life-cycle-assessment methodology

Based on a standardized life-cycle-assessment methodology, including cradle-to-grave reviews, the SustainAgility Solutions method provides us with a better understanding of the environmental footprint of our products at all stages of their life cycles, as well as a strong framework for providing customers with reliable and specific data.

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Cradle-to-grave reviews

The assessment scores our products and services on two factors:

  • Sustainable value creation – the balance between the economic value created and the environmental damage involved in mining and manufacturing our products.
  • Market alignment – the level of sustainability-related benefits or challenges (interdisciplinary assessment based on an evaluation of public communication and feedback from key stakeholders).

The Pioneer certificate

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pioneer certificate

Our recently introduced Pioneer certificate denotes a product that provides the highest social and environmental contribution to the downstream value chain, while demonstrating a low environmental impact in its production phase compared to its economic value. 

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EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Board, paper, packaging & pulp
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
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EMEA
Plastics
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All regions
Plastics
EMEA
APAC
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EMEA
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Ceramics
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Cosmetics & personal care
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Cosmetics & personal care
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions

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