Unlocking the sustainable potential of minerals

Guided by our SustainAgility program, we embed sustainable thinking into everything we do. We set ambitious mid-term targets as part of our global strategy and in line with the Group's purpose: Unlocking better futures for our people, our customers and our planet.



Key achievements in our sustainability journey

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Driving substantial greenhouse gas reductions
In 2023, we achieved a 24% greenhouse gas emissions reduction in absolute terms (tCO2eq), as compared to our 2021 base year, in line with our objective to align our activity with the 1.5°C trajectory by 2030.
Closely involving our suppliers
We ensure our suppliers adhere to high sustainability standards.
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Performance above the industry standard
EcoVadis placed Imerys in the 93rd percentile of all companies assessed in 2022, awarding us a score of 69/100 (well above the industry average of 43).

Discover our main priorities for 2025

Launched in 2018, SustainAgility articulates Imerys’ comprehensive approach to doing business in a way that creates positive value for all our stakeholders. It was updated in January 2023 to better reflect their evolving expectations.

Recognition of our efforts by rating agencies

We pride ourselves on being best in class in sustainability for the mining sector and our efforts have been recognized by leading sustainability rating agencies.

Sustainability related news

Onboard our 1.5°C journey on energy efficiency and recovery
Corporate news

Climate transition: energy optimization leveraging efficiency and recovery (2/4)

For this second article on our journey to 1.5°C, you will learn about our energy efficiency and recovery projects, which are expected to represent up to 20% of the Group’s emissions reduction potential by 2030. Join us on an immersion tour across some of our sites to discover some best practices and initiatives.

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Imerys Andersonville: using peanut shell as a renewable energy source
Local news

Using peanut shells as a renewable energy source to reduce GHG emissions in Andersonville

Our Andersonville plant in the USA is reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by fueling its kilns with a renewable local biomass source – peanut shells.

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1.5 campaign - article 1
Corporate news

Climate Transition: How we are adapting to limit the impact of our activities (1/4)

Over a year ago, we committed to align our activities with the most ambitious climate science scenario: limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Through a series of articles, we will present our Climate Change ambition and strategy, the levers we focus on to get there and the progress we have already made. 

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Alessandro Dazza, CEO of Imerys, and Gilles Bloch, President of the National Museum of Natural History, sign the renewal of the partnership between Imerys and PatriNat on 13 June 2024
Corporate news

Biodiversity: Imerys renews its partnership with PatriNat

Yesterday, Imerys renewed its partnership with PatriNat, a French national public organization under the joint supervision of the National Museum of Natural History, thereby reaffirming its commitment to biodiversity protection. This successful collaboration embodies our determination to take concrete action to protect and restore ecosystems around our operating sites.

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