Industrial Minerals Association - Europe
aisbl (not for profit international association)
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade and business associations
rue des Deux Eglises, 26/box 2
Mr Roger Doome
Technical & Financial Director
Mr Didier Jans
The representation of the European Industrial Minerals Industry
The Industrial Minerals Association (IMA–Europe) was founded in December 1993 to provide sector-based representation for industrial minerals and to promote the common interests of its members.
IMA-Europe is an umbrella organisation, counting to date ten European associations specific to individual minerals and representing the producers of calcium carbonate (GCC, PCC) and dolomite (CCA-Europe), bentonite (EUBA), lime (EuLA), borates (EBA), kaolin & plastic clays (KPC-Europe), feldspar (EUROFEL), industrial silica (quartz and cristobalite) (EUROSIL), talc (EUROTALC), diatomite (IDPA), sepiolite, vermiculite, mica and andalusite (ESMA).
IMA-Europe’s current membership is drawn from about 500 companies or groups, employing around 42.000 people and producing 120 million tons/year of industrial minerals for a value exceeding EUR 10 billion in 23 EU Member States, plus Croatia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine. In each of its member associations, IMA-Europe counts the main EU producers of industrial minerals.
IMA-Europe’s primary mission is to promote the interests of the EU industrial minerals industry on all non-commercial issues.
One voice for the industrial minerals sectors
In response to the EU’s and national authorities’ expectations, IMA-Europe helps the industrial minerals industry to speak with one voice on sound scientific and technical dossiers.
Focus of activities
The IMA-Europe umbrella covers horizontal issues which concern its member organisations. At EU level, IMA-Europe encourages a policy and regulatory framework that supports the competitiveness of the European industrial minerals industry. Its activities are thus focussed on the sustainable development of our industry and its main activities lie in the areas of health and safety (for workers and consumers), environmental protection & biodiversity, communication and public relations and the large flow of end-use product legislation (e.g. food and feed additives, food contact, cosmetics, etc.).
The member associations’ autonomous structures are particularly adequate for dealing with product-specific issues (legislation, specifications, standardisation, etc.).
A valued partner
IMA-Europe has grown steadily since its foundation in 1993 and is recognised as the representative body of the European industrial minerals sector. In this regard, the European Commission and national authorities regularly call upon IMA-Europe’s expertise to participate in expert panels such as: DG Enterprise’s Raw Materials Supply Group and SWPEI , etc. IMA-Europe is actively involved in the promotion of the extractive sector through the Non Energy Extractive Industry Panel (NEEIP) and is an active member of a number of BusinessEurope Working Groups.
IMA-Europe has liaisons with several standardisation committees of the ISO and the CEN .
A social partner and member of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee of the Extractive Industry (SSCDEI), IMA-Europe initiated the negotiation of the first multi-sectoral social dialogue agreement ever signed in the EU, with 14 industry sectors as signatories (April 2006) – (www.nepsi.eu).
An active partner of the REACH Alliance, IMA-Europe has documented and gained an exemption from registration for natural industrial minerals not chemically modified. Coordinating the registration of the minerals concerned (i.e. chemically modified – e.g. soda-ash flux calcined diatomite- or chemically prepared – e.g. boric acid, precipitated calcium carbonate) and providing adequate assistance to member companies to be compliant with the various REACH obligations, IMA-Europe developed a REACH Hub (http://www.ima-reach-hub.eu/) and manages five REACH consortia covering a total of 17 mineral substances
Air Policy, Biocides, Climate Change and ETS, Health & Safety, Industrial Policy, Innovation, Life Cycle Assessment, Metrology, No Net Loss, Physical Agents, Raw materials, REACH - CLP - SDS, Reporting of minerals resources & reserves, Resource Efficiency, Seveso, Statistical and economic nomenclatures, Taxation of energy products, Waste
European Minerals Day, Zero Injury Target, European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials...
Raw materials Supply Group (RMSG), CARACAL, Standing Working Party for the Extractive Industry (SWPEI), Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee of Extractive Industries (SSDCEI), European Platform on Life Cycle Assessment (EPLCA), Business and Biodiversity Platform (Phase 1 and 2)
EC Fertilizers WG, EC Soil Protection WG, ECHA NMWG
EP Forum on Ceramics, EP Forum on Fertilizers
The main lobbying activities were conducted on the following matters:
- Climate Change
- The Raw Material Policy
- Environment Impact Assessment
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01/2014 - 12/2014
50,000 € - 99,999 €
The grants received from the European Commmission have been allocated to IMA-Europe acting as a Partner in the FP7 EU-funded project STOICISM for the anticipated expenses covering the period 2014.
More information at www.stoicism.eu
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.