Large, high quality reserves
Imerys draws on world-class mining assets when upstream integration is identified as being essential to the quality of products and the long-term nature of the business sector.
Rare and diverse resources
A unique range of minerals, 115 mining sites, more than 20 years of reserves on average: Imerys is the only designer of specialty minerals for industry to have such large and diverse resources, well distributed around the world. These raw materials may be rare, even unique, giving the Group a solid competitive advantage.
At least 20 years of resources
In order to guarantee a long-term supply for its customers and secure its future growth, Imerys aims to constantly have at least 20 years of reserves for all its minerals. To achieve this, the Group is constantly prospecting, optimizing its portfolio of deposits and acquiring new resources.
In 2013 Imerys continued to grow its reserve base in excess of the year’s depletion through mining. Notable increases were recorded in the Kaolin operations in Brazil and Carbonates’ operations in the United States and Europe.