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2022: The year in review

2022 was a good year for Imerys. We look back at some of our major milestones.

A Dazza at litium project inauguration
Alessandro Dazza
Our CEO Alessandro Dazza announced solid earnings for the year 2021 that exceeded expectations.
January
February
2022
Frédéric Jouffret & Chris Parr MIT
We renewed our partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Truck
We stepped up our Responsible Purchasing Program which urges our suppliers to commit to sustainable practices.
March
2022
Signature d’un accord-cadre entre le Bureau de Recherche Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) et le Groupe Imerys
We signed a 3-year scientific partnership with the BRGM (Bureau of Mining & Geology Research) around sustainable mining.
April
2022
Solar panels Bahrain site
Imerys Bahrain partnered with Yellow Door Energy to install 25,000m² of solar panels at our Hidd site.
Signing agreement First Nation Canada
Imerys' Lac Letondal site signed a Development Agreement with First Nation the Atikamekw of Wemotaci.
April
2022
Wastewater treatment plant
We launched Sewper® Liner to combat biogenic corrosion in wastewater systems.
Family at Fos sur Mer 100 year celebration
Our Fos-sur-Mer plant (France) celebrated its 100-year anniversary!
Pioneer certificate
We launched a transparent, understandable method to assess how our mineral products contribute to sustainability.
May
May
2022
Paris Tech Beijing partnership
We signed a partnership with the Beijing University of Chemical Technology - Paris Curie Engineer School in China.
A Dazza at synthetic mineral inauguration
We inaugurated our first synthetic minerals pilot unit at our Lyon Technology Center in France.
Title Article A. Dazza
Alessandro Dazza reflected on the paramount importance of the mining industry in today's world.
June
June
2022
Ceramitec booth
We showcased our full range of products for ceramic applications at the world's leading ceramics exhibition, Ceramitec, in Munich.
Ploemeur team
CEO Alessandro Dazza and our Board of Directors visited the Ploemeur kaolin site in France.
Ladles in Thionville (High Temperature Solutions)
We entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of our High-Temperature Solutions business.
July
August
2022
Laufenburg employees
Our Laufenburg plant in Germany celebrated its 110th anniversary.
Electric wires
Imerys launched its ImerShield™ flame retardant synergist for engineered thermoplastics.
L. Wilson & A. Amvrosiadou
Leah Wilson and Anastasia Amvrosadou joined the Executive Committee.
September
September
2022
Brandon Hall award ceremony
We were awarded a Brandon Hall Golden Award for our Leadership Program.
Glomel open day
One of our strategic sites, located in Brittany, France, organized its OpenDay.
Paper and board
We entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of our assets serving paper markets.
September
A Dazza at EMILI launch
Our CEO, Alessandro Dazza, announced the official launch of our lithium exploitation project at our Beauvoir site in France.
October
October
2022
K Show booth
We were back at the K-Show in Düsseldorf, the world’s #1 tradeshow for Polymers.
Chris Parr & Philippe Bourg Vizag inauguration
We officially inaugurated our calcium aluminate plant in India serving refractory and infrastructure markets in the region.
Imerys Connect Day
Management and employees came together to reflect on safety, climate change and biodiversity…
October
…during the annual group-wide Imerys Connect Day.
Capital Markets Day 2022
Imerys presented its 2023-2025 development plan during its Capital Markets Day.
November

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