Expertise in geology and mining
Imerys’s rare resources require high-level geological expertise to identify, secure and develop them in a way that is safe and profitable over the long term, as well as to ensure their renewal.
Complete control over management of resources
The wide range of needs and applications requires minerals of varying qualities and types. From the prospecting phase, Imerys makes a comprehensive assessment of factors affecting projects’ profitability, by establishing a geological model and determining an operating plan and possible development options using the most powerful simulation software… The expertise of the Group’s geologists and mining engineers is essential in order to construct economic investment models.
A global presence
These specialists are able to work anywhere in the world. This ensures that the Imerys group benefits from the skills required to identify and acquire the most attractive deposits, as well as mining and developing them under conditions which are profitable over the long term.
Constant tracking of resources
Imerys experts share their knowledge within a network of 140 geologists, coordinated and supported by a central team of around 10 people. In addition to responsibility for exploration and mining, they ensure effective and consistent tracking of available reserves and resources based on the most demanding procedures and regulatory standards. Results are subject to internal and external audits whose conclusions are regularly presented to the Executive Committee and reviewed by the Audit Committee.