Reducing our carbon footprint

We have a responsibility to help support the climate transition. To do this, we have committed to significantly reduce carbon emissions within our operations and value chain through specific objectives and actions aligned with the Paris Agreement and the 1.5°C trajectory.
Emmanuelle Henry

Climate change is an urgent challenge and we are working to reduce our carbon footprint. We strongly believe that all companies have an obligation to the planet and to future generations to play their part in the global effort to mitigate the climate crisis.

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

Accelerating our decarbonization efforts

Imerys is committed to taking action to combat climate change and since 2017 has a climate change roadmap in line with the Paris Agreement. In 2018, we joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to ensure our targets are based on scientific criteria.

To go further and faster, in 2022 we made a public pledge to align our strategy with the 1.5°C trajectory and set near-term sustainability targets for the next seven years (2023-2030). Our updated greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for 2030 that we present below were reviewed and validated by the SBTi in 2023.

Solar energy
Low carbon electricity
biomass icon
Fuel switching & using biomass
(of machinery / equipment)
Reduced energy consumption
Energy efficiency
Process innovation
Process innovation

Working closely with our suppliers and customers to reduce scope 3 emissions

We know that managing our own carbon emissions is not enough. Our main source of scope 3 (or value chain) emissions is generated from the purchase of raw materials, and we work with our suppliers to identify levers to keep emissions as low as possible. We are committed to reduce these emissions by 25% by the end of 2030 from a 2021 base year.

Climate change related news

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.

Read more
Beauvoir PR - 24/10/22
Business news

By launching a project to mine lithium in France, Imerys is playing its part in the energy transition

On October 24, Imerys announced the start of the EMILI project in the presence of government officials, elected representatives and local authorities.

Read more
Construction worker control pouring concrete pump
Product story

Showcasing the real science behind sustainable concrete and construction

The future of construction is sustainable. That future is what Imerys scientists recently exhibited at the Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete event in Lausanne, Switzerland with their white paper on low CO2 binder acceleration technology.

Read more
A screenshot of videoconference discussion
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.

Read more