At IMERYS we believe we have a responsible role to play in society
Our priority was and remains the protection of the health and safety of all the employees of the Group and of our associates, with the simultaneous support of the local communities in which we operate.
Although 2020 was a particularly difficult year due to the pandemic, the effective strategies we timely designed to deal with it, have contributed to the uninterrupted operation of the company, maintaining the safety of our employees in all facilities, while providing medical equipment and protection equipment to local health structures.
Sustainable Development is at the heart of IMERYS 'strategy. We are committed to the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it is a key element for our business development and transformation. Our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen supports our relationships with our customers, our employees, our suppliers, our government, and our stakeholders in general.
Through the achievement of the Sustainable Development goals we contribute to the sustainable development of the company and its employees as well as the local communities.
Through the SustainAgility program, we aim for a sustainable development program fully aligned with the goals of the United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically:
We empower our people by ensuring that they will remain healthy and safe, nurturing their talents, promoting diversity and inclusion, fostering social dialogue and safeguarding human rights.
We care for the planet, by protecting the environment, reducing consumption of non-energetic resources, preserving biodiversity, and acting on climate change.
We build for the future behaving ethically, operating fairly, ensuring a responsible supply chain, engaging with communities, and promoting sustainable products and technologies.
Our commitment to continuous improvement and our results helped us to be ranked as Platinum by EcoVadis in 2020.
Athanasios Kefalas, President of IMERYS Industrial Minerals Greece Single-Member S.A. (ΙΜΕRYS GREECE S.A.)