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Ensure compliance to international standards related to Child labor
Operations managers from every Imerys site in areas where vigilance is recommended by FTSE4Good received training on child labor regulations. In parallel, these sites’ largest suppliers were asked to certify that they complied with the International Labour Organization convention on child labor. Finally, teams of internal auditors now check that the protocol is followed when conducting audit assignments in those countries. In 2010, 19 Imerys sites were audited in this way, with no cases of non-compliance detected.
Our Sustainable Development policy supports the Group’s long-term strategy. Actions are guided by a three-year plan that sets goals for each of our areas of activity. The three-year plan also provides for gradual, continuous performance improvement.
We work to reduce our environmental impact and use natural resources efficiently. We control our activities’ impact on the environment and set up management systems that allow us to improve our performance continuously.
Health and Safety, Human Resources, Ethic, and dialogue with our neighboring communities are among our main corporate social responsibility priorities.