Creating sustainable value for customers & markets

We strive to be a partner of choice for our customers providing them with unique mineral solutions. We are continuously improving our practices across the value chain to make our products as sustainable as possible. We also provide comprehensive information about our products so customers can make educated choices when they buy from us.
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Emmanuelle Henry

We are constantly pushing the boundaries to enhance our processes and practices to minimize our environmental footprint and create sustainable value for our customers and stakeholders along the value chain.

Emmanuelle Henry-Lanier
Climate & Portfolio Sustainability Vice President, Imerys

Helping our customers make informed decisions

To objectively assess our products’ environmental & social footprint and provide our customers with reliable data, we use a robust and fact-based assessment methodology: the SustainAgility Solutions Assessment (SSA) methodology.

SSA methodology enables us to score our mineral solutions based on two factors: 

  • Sustainable value creation: How much economic value is created in relation to the environmental impact.
  • Market alignment according to market signals, assessed thanks to either an evaluation of publicly available information or discussions with key stakeholders.

After being assessed, a product is classified into the C, B, A (Enabler) or A+ (Pioneer) category depending on its level of sustainable performance. 

Combining this methodology and our deep market knowledge, we are able to provide our customers with the most accurate product alternative choice to meet their sustainable ambitions. 

Pioneer: A label for our most sustainable solution

SustainAgility Solutions - Pioneer logo

Introduced in 2021, our Pioneer label is granted to mineral solutions listed as A+ by our SSA methodology. It guarantees that the product offers an outstanding sustainability performance compared to other existing references on the market.

When selecting a Pioneer solution, a customer makes the choice of a solution that has the highest level of social and environmental contribution to the downstream value chain as well as those with a low environmental impact during the production phase (in relation to its economic value). 

SustainAgility Solutions - Pioneer logo

Building trust by measuring and being transparent 

As of December 2022, more than 50% of our existing portfolio solutions have been mapped using our robust SSA methodology. All the new products developed are also assessed thanks to our methodology. As a result, we can evaluate the proportion of Imerys’ product portfolio that delivers measurable sustainability benefits to society. 

By putting our products and solutions to the test, we not only give our customers the data to make informed decisions in their choice of product, but we also help them drive innovation and raise the bar within their industry.

Our Pioneer labelled products

Cosmetics & personal care
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Board, paper, packaging & pulp
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Cosmetics & personal care
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Health, pharma & biotechnology
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Board, paper, packaging & pulp
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Board, paper, packaging & pulp
EMEA
Plastics
EMEA
APAC
Plastics
EMEA
APAC
Building materials
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Ceramics
EMEA
Infrastructure & utilities
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Infrastructure & utilities
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Cosmetics & personal care
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Cosmetics & personal care
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Plastics, Rubber
Plastics +1
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions
Cosmetics & personal care
EMEA, North America, South America, Asia Pacific
All regions

Product Sustainability related news

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Milos - Pioneer Solutions
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Imerys launches a transparent and understandable approach to sustainable minerals

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Corporate news

Entire supply chain has a role in improving sustainability, say minerals experts and customers in online discussion

Imerys organized and took part in a live discussion on how sustainable mineral solutions can help businesses reach their ESG goals – and the importance of including the entire supply chain in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact.

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