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Reporting of Environmental Indicators

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Sustainable development

Reporting of Environmental Indicators


I. ENVIRONNEMENTAL COMPLIANCE



1. Number of Successful Prosecutions
Prosecution by the regulator for an infringement of an environmental legislation which leads to a direct penalty imposition on the company.

2. Amount of Fines Paid During the Year
This is the direct financial penalty imposed on the company, through legal enforcement by an environmental regulator, following infringement of an environmental regulation. It does not include the costs payable to the regulating authority in bringing the action nor any compensation claims arising from the outcome of the regulators action. Fines shall be reported in the year that the fine was imposed. Fines shall be recorded in the currency of the country reporting the fine

Notes provided to contributors of Environmental Compliance Data:
Environmental Regulation: defined by consideration of the type of regulator bringing the action. Thus, for example, any action against the company brought by the Health & Safety Executive or Customs & Excise, whilst potentially having an environmental aspect, will not be implicitly "environmental" and will not be counted. It is proposed that each country would define its own set of environmental regulators.

II. WATER


1. Water Obtained from Water Suppliers
Many Imerys operations obtain water from municipal water suppliers, local governments, water utilities, or private water companies. The term “water obtained from water suppliers” refers to this type of water.

2. Water Withdrawn from Groundwater
Many Imerys operations obtain water from wells, boreholes, or other systems for extracting water from beneath the surface of the ground. The term “groundwater” refers to this type of water.

3. Water Withdrawn from Surface Water
Many Imerys operations obtain water from wetlands, rivers, lakes, oceans, impoundments, ponds, springs, streams, or other water that is on the earth’s surface (as opposed to water that is in the ground). The term “surface water” refers to this type of water.

4. Water Obtained from Other Sources
Some Imerys operations may obtain water from sources other than those listed above. For example, an operation may collect rainwater or obtain waste water from another organization. The term “water obtained from other sources” refers to this type of water.

Notes Provided to Contributors of Water Data:
1. Exclusion for Transferred Water: Many Imerys operations transfer water from one location to another location without ever using the water in its products or processes. Water transferred in this manner should not be quantified and reported in Enablon.
2. Estimates: If not measuring instruments are in place, estimate the amount of water using sound engineering assumptions.

III. WASTE



1. Hazardous Industrial Waste
Many Imerys operations generate waste that is regulated by national legislation mandating special transportation, treatment, storage and disposal methods for this waste. The term “Hazardous Waste” refers to this type of waste. The definition of “Hazardous Waste” in the country were the Imerys operation is located should be consulted.

2. Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste
The term "Non-Hazardous Waste" refers to any waste from an Imerys operation that is not Hazardous Waste. This includes all other forms of solid or liquid waste excluding wastewater.

3. Recycled Waste of Hazardous Industrial Materials
The term “Recycled Hazardous Waste” refers to Hazardous Waste that is reused as a raw material in another process or reused for another purpose. Incineration of waste that is used as fuel should be considered as recycled waste. Composted waste should also be considered as recycled waste.

4. Recycled Waste of Non-Hazardous Industrial Materials
The term “Recycled Non-Hazardous Waste” refers to Non-Hazardous Waste that is reused as a raw material in another process or reused for another purpose. Incineration of waste that is used as fuel should be considered as recycled waste. Composted waste should also be considered as recycled waste.


Notes Provided to Contributors of Waste Data:
1. Exclusion: Many Imerys operations separate minerals that are valuable to our customers from minerals that have no current market value. The minerals with no market value are typically stored on or near the mine site or the processing facility. Ultimately, we may find a commercial use for these minerals. These minerals may also be used in post mining restoration or they may be stored long term. Such minerals with no current market value should not be quantified and reported.
2. Estimates: If no weight data are available, estimate the weight using available information on waste density and volume collected, mass balances, or similar information.


Perimeter
For the purposes of reporting environmental data, Imerys has reported on all mining and mineral processing assets operated by Imerys. The term “assets operated by Imerys ” includes joint ventures, partnerships and other similar business arrangements in which Imerys owns a controlling interest. For the purposes of reporting environmental data, the perimeter does not include offices. Newly acquired operations have been included as of the date of acquisition. Divested operations have been excluded from the current and previous year calculations. Discontinued operations have been excluded from reporting as of the date the operations were discontinued.


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