“Bio” means life and “diversity” means variety, so biodiversity (or biological diversity) is the incredible variety of living things in nature and how they interact with each other.
In the last 50 years our world has been transformed by an explosion in consumption and human population growth. Our ecological footprint far exceeds the planet's ability to regenerate. The biodiversity loss rate is more than one hundred to thousand times higher than the usual rate due to human activities.
The proportion of threats to biodiversity has oriented our action plan and the protocol baseline.
Imerys Biodiversity Strategy and Policy
- Environmental charter: The charter has been signed by A.Dazza began in 2020. Under this corporate Environmental charter, Imerys set preservation of the environment as a priority.
- Protocol and improvement tools: Imerys implements tools to integrate the preservation of the biodiversity in all its operations.
- Group partnership: Imerys renewed its scientific partnership with the UMS-Patrinat (French Natural History Museum)
- Act4nature commitments: Imerys signed the act4nature international Business Commitment launched by Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE). Within this framework, one of our commitments is to carry out biodiversity awareness-raising and training activities on our industrial sites.
Imerys has defined “Caring for our planet” as one of the key-areas of our CSR approach, SustainAgility.
Imerys CEO, Alessandro Dazza, stated: “Operating in varied environments and ecosystems, Imerys is speeding up its efforts to integrate the preservation of biodiversity into all our operations and take concrete action to preserve or restore biological diversity.”
Aligned with the international calendar, Imerys CSR approach, SustainAgility, and our act4nature commitments, the 2021 ‘Caring for our Planet’ workshop focused on biodiversity.