A unique core business
Imerys's core business is unusual in three ways:
- The "Explorer" aspect: our geologists often visit the most remote parts of the planet to locate suitable mineral resources;
- The "Responsible" aspect: in the ethical conduct of our business, in the way in which we mine these resources and manage our production, in our relations with local communities and our desire to give enhanced sites back to nature once we have finished mining them;
- The "Developer" aspect: our products incorporate increasingly technical and diversified applications; manufacturing them requires greater expertise, significant research efforts and capacities for innovation often calling for a very detailed knowledge of market developments.