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Imerys presents 20 key moments from 2021

This year was like no other. Here is a highlight of several significant moments for Imerys.

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Our 2020 financial results highlighted the resilience of our business model despite the Covid-19 backdrop
January
February
2021
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Calderys' Chinese refractory plant was recognized for its efforts to mitigate its environmental footprint
Austrian talc operation
Our Austrian talc operation invested in a state-of-the-art, remote-controlled inspection device to improve the safety of its 4km are conveying cableway
Lithium-ion batteries
We committed to expanding our carbon black production capacity at our Belgian plant in partial response to rising demand for lithium-ion batteries
March
Find out more about the €60M investment
April
2021
Caldery's Hoganas plant
Calderys’ Höganäs plant in Sweden has become the first Imerys site to be 100% powered by renewable energy for direct production usage
Imerys team
We rolled out the second year of a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion program underlining our commitment to gender equality, among others
May
2021
Tech Center
We opened the doors to our newly extended Tech Center in Toulouse, France, which delivers innovative solutions to customers
Sustainability-linked bond
We issued our first Sustainability-Linked Bond (SLB), committing to long-term value creation through sustainability
June
2021
Imerys team
We inaugurated a new perlite innovation lab in Salin de Giraud, France to provide customer pilot tests
Refractory & building infrastructure industry
We commissioned a new plant in southeast India to support local players serving the refractory & building infrastructure industry
Imerys sites
Imerys sites worldwide supported employees and local authorities during Covid-19 vaccination roll-out
June
July
2021
Scientists
Scientists at our Technology Center - Atlanta, GA, USA, showcased their benchmark R&D capabilities during a visit from CEO, Alessandro Dazza
Imerys and industry partners
Imerys and industry partners showcased leadership and expertise during a unique live event:  ‘How sustainable mineral solutions can help you reach your CSR goals’
Imerys as a planet
Employees and their children submitted drawings and photos to celebrate biodiversity at our sites as part of our ‘arts for biodiversity’ initiative
August
Safety Connect Day
Colleagues worldwide took part in the 4th edition of our Safety Connect Day, underscoring the group’s commitment to safety
September
October
2021
October Highlights 2021
The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recognized our North American colleagues’ efforts to contain Covid-19
October Highlights 2021
Nearly 90% of employees took part in our 2021 employee survey demonstrating the commitment of our teams and willingness to help us drive change as a working community
November
2021
November Highlights 2021
Our Taiwanese refractory subsidiary, Sunward, signed an agreement with a government agency to develop energy-saving kiln technology
November Highlights 2021
Our in-house sustainable development challenge received a record number of submissions demonstrating employee engagement in sustainability
S&T lab
Our Asia Pacific Performance Minerals teams set up their first S&T lab dedicated to mineral analysis and Paints & coatings applications
December
The new lab is serving customers across the region

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