Code of conduct
At Imerys, we consider our suppliers to be key business partners. Acting in accordance with Imerys’ Supplier Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Standards is a prerequisite for working with our Group, as is applying similar standards of integrity, respect and environmental responsibility within the supplier’s own operations and supply chains.
Imerys’ suppliers must always comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and as business partners we expect our suppliers to go above and beyond this compliance in the countries in which they operate. We ask our suppliers to take positive steps to assure employee health and safety, invest in talent development, promote diversity and inclusion, respect human rights and the rights of local communities, actively reduce the environmental impacts of their operations and take necessary actions to reduce the impacts of climate change associated with the supplier’s own value chain.
The Supplier ESG Standards are based on the fundamental principles of Human Rights, as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948), the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (2011), the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact (2000) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).