We respect the world in which we operate, recognise that we have a role to play in society, obligations to the countries and communities in which we do business and a duty to act as responsible environmental stewards.
Our commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen underpins our relationships with our customers, employees, suppliers, governments and shareholders. Our CSR program is overseen by a steering committee chaired by the Group CEO, highlighting how important it is to Imerys.
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Our CSR program, launched in 2018 under the name SustainAgility, is structured around three key areas:
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SustainAgility builds on our existing systems and initiatives and will help us to go beyond compliance towards a program fully aligned with the United Nations' Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We have a clear ambition – to put sustainable development at the heart of our overall strategy and mobilize employees at every level to achieve our CSR targets. One way we do this is through our annual SD challenge.
Imerys employees are encouraged to submit projects in one of specific CSR themes, which are selected to focus efforts where we can generate the greatest possible local impacts. The SD challenge fosters innovation, encourages collaboration across the Group, builds partnerships with external stakeholders and makes key, concrete contributions to our CSR objectives in line with the SDGs.
Since 2014, our commitment to CSR is being recognized by the independent business sustainability ratings provider, EcoVadis.
We know that there is still a lot to do, but SustainAgility’s approach of continuous improvement will help us to reduce the risks within our operations, unlock new opportunities and build capacity that will lead to long-term value creation.
Industrial minerals specialist Imerys places its action in favor of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the heart of its strategy. This is why we have been taking part, since 2014, in a CSR performance assessment run by the independent business sustainability ratings provider, EcoVadis.
Imerys employees who wish to receive the coronavirus vaccine are being supported to do so, as the Group works with its people, local communities and local authorities to navigate the pandemic safely.
Imerys is demonstrating its confidence in its sustainability roadmap by linking its financing strategy to its sustainability ambitions.
50 houses in Argentina have already been constructed with a new type of bricks made with 90% perlite residue - this is a perfect illustration of applying circular economy to the mineral industry.