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A Global Approach
For Imerys, Sustainable Development is essential to achieve the financial and non financial goals of the Group. We believe that Sustainable Development includes economic success, social equity and environmental responsibility.
We organise our Sustainable Development efforts in the following six action areas:
ENVIRONMENT: We identify the environmental aspects and impacts of our sites, and wherever possible, prevent or otherwise minimise harmful effects of their activities on the environment;
HEALTH & SAFETY: We identify health and safety risks at our sites, and wherever possible, prevent or otherwise minimise these risks;
HUMAN RESOURCES: We enable our employees to realise their capabilities through professional development, while contributing to their social well-being by providing relevant benefits;
COMMUNITIES: We assess and act to continually improve the impacts of our operations on our stakeholders and communities, taking different cultures and customs into consideration;
INNOVATION: We continually seek to innovate our processes and products to improve our environmental footprint. We believe that our environmental footprint includes product stewardship;
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: We implement and continually improve our corporate governance practices to fulfill the above commitments and meet the best practices of our company peer group.
Each operating activity within the Group will implement these Sustainable Development principles in their business plans and decision-making process. We will continually improve and measure our Sustainable Development activities.
Imerys Sustainable Development Report 2009 (Interactive Version)
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