Unlocking the sustainable potential of minerals

Guided by our SustainAgility program, we embed sustainable thinking into everything we do. We set ambitious mid-term targets as part of our global strategy and in line with the Group's purpose: Unlocking better futures for our people, our customers and our planet.



Key achievements in our sustainability journey

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Driving substantial greenhouse gas reductions
In 2023, we achieved a 24% greenhouse gas emissions reduction in absolute terms (tCO2eq), as compared to our 2021 base year, in line with our objective to align our activity with the 1.5°C trajectory by 2030.
Closely involving our suppliers
We ensure our suppliers adhere to high sustainability standards.
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Performance above the industry standard
EcoVadis placed Imerys in the 93rd percentile of all companies assessed in 2022, awarding us a score of 69/100 (well above the industry average of 43).

Discover our main priorities for 2025

Launched in 2018, SustainAgility articulates Imerys’ comprehensive approach to doing business in a way that creates positive value for all our stakeholders. It was updated in January 2023 to better reflect their evolving expectations.

Recognition of our efforts by rating agencies

We pride ourselves on being best in class in sustainability for the mining sector and our efforts have been recognized by leading sustainability rating agencies.

Sustainability related news

Bahrain - solar plant inauguration
Business news

Imerys’ first solar plant in the Middle East will reduce GHG emissions by 15%

Imerys Al Zayani Bahrain is celebrating the inauguration of a 4.7-megawatt solar power plant, marking a significant stride towards sustainability and cost reduction. The collaborative effort supports Imerys’ 2030 goal to align its activities with the 1.5°C trajectory, contributing over 15% reduction in GHG emissions for the white fused alumina production plant.

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Conférence ENR décarbonation Hakim Dabouz
Corporate news

Imerys presents one of its decarbonization projects at the EnR Entreprises Conference

Imerys was invited to take part in the 5th edition of the National Renewable Energy (EnR) Entreprises Conference, held on Tuesday, January 16th, at the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Paris. The Group presented a concrete example of its strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations through the use of renewable energy.

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Meeting the carbon challenge in the refractories market: Report from UNITECR 2023
Business news

Meeting the carbon challenge in the refractories market: Report from UNITECR 2023

Held in Frankfurt this year, the Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR) is the largest and most important conference for the refractories market. Imerys teams were present to set out their latest research and solutions for the refractories market and share Imerys’ wider sustainability product assessment methodology, SustainAgility.

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New energy recovery plant turns waste gas into electricity at Willebroek, Belgium
Business news

New energy recovery plant turns syngas into electricity at Willebroek, Belgium

With the construction of a new onsite energy recovery plant, Imerys is capturing the feedstock energy contained in syngas, a by-product generated during the carbon black manufacturing. The project – a partnership with energy supplier E.On – will significantly reduce the environmental footprint of carbon black – a key additive  in lithium ion batteries serving the clean energy transition. 

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