These sites produce minerals of strategic national interest such as diatomaceous earth, kaolin and andalusite. The Luzenac site, with its Trimouns quarry, specializing in the extraction and processing of talc, is the largest in Europe. Furthermore, 70% of the minerals produced in France are exported to over 100 countries.
The minerals extracted and processed by our group address the needs of companies seeking safer, more natural alternatives. For example, perlite, a mineral with exfoliating properties, effectively replace polyethylene microbeads in scrubs, thus helping to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans. Natural calcium carbonate, for example, helps to meet the growing demand for medical gloves, which is so essential in times of health crises, at a lower cost.
*Talc products are not available in the USA and Canada. Contact us for an alternative range.
Imerys and the environment, a strong commitment
Our Group has traditionally been involved in sustainable development. This ethical and societal commitment is reflected in tangible actions (reductions in CO2 emissions, working with and for local populations, preservation of ecosystems, quarry rehabilitation) and large-scale partnerships such as the one signed with the Natural History Museum in 2018. Already a partner of act4nature, a French coalition of companies, public players, scientists and environmental associations committed to the protection, enhancement and restoration of biodiversity, Imerys also took part in the launch of act4nature International.
In addition to these necessary alliances with major players in research and ecosystem preservation, our teams' technical expertise and innovative spirit enable Imerys to extract and transform minerals in a responsible and sustainable way.
Our latest news
Nestled in the heart of Brittany, Glomel is home to a priceless geological treasure: an andalusite deposit of exceptional quality, mined by Imerys for over half a century. Let's find out more about this precious "Breton pink gold", from its extraction process to its many industrial applications, and Imerys' commitment to responsible, sustainable mining.
Land restoration project creates habitats for flora and fauna at closed quarry site in Provins, France
Imerys has rehabilitated its Savins quarry around the town of Provins in France, and located in a prominent farming area. The project has created an area rich in biodiversity. Particularly, the body of water has, among other successes, allowed the colonization of dozens of species of flora and fauna.
Imerys commits to the next generation of geologists with an agreement to support the Dan Germiquet Fund
On December 9, Leah Wilson, Imerys Chief Sustainability Officer and member of its Executive Committee, signed a five-year agreement on behalf of Imerys with the French National School of Geology to support the Dan Germiquet Fund. Imerys is a founding member of the newly created Nancy Geology Foundation, which will host Imerys’ long-term commitment to the Dan Germiquet Fund.
By launching a project to mine lithium in France, Imerys is playing its part in the energy transition
On October 24, Imerys announced the start of the EMILI project in the presence of government officials, elected representatives and local authorities.
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The group's integrated report
As part of the universal registration document Imerys presents its integrated report, better presenting how it creates long-term value for the benefit of its stakeholders.