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Industrial Minerals Association - Europe

Identification number in the register: 14190001484-01
Registration date: 07/04/2009 11:34:33

The information on this entity was last modified on: 11/03/2014 10:04:28
The date of the last annual update was: 11/03/2014 10:04:28

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Industrial Minerals Association - Europe


aisbl (not for profit international association)

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

rue des Deux Eglises, 26/box 2
Brussels 1000

(+32) 22104410

(+32) 22104429

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Roger Doome

Technical & Financial Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Michelle Wyart-Remy

Secretary General

    Goals / remit

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) – (
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 ( and manages five REACH consortia covering a total of 17 mineral substances



The main lobbying activities were conducted on the following matters:

- Climate Change
- The Raw Material Policy
- Environment Impact Assessment
- Innovation

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Michelle Remy 28/03/2014 26/03/2015
Amina Langedijk 28/03/2014 26/03/2015
Roger Doome 28/03/2014 26/03/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology

    Membership and affiliation

IMA-Europe is a member of the following network:

- EU Commission Raw Materials Supply Group (RMSG)

- European Innovation Partnership (EIP)

- EU Commission Standing Working Party for the Extractive Industry (SWPEI) of the Advisory Committee for Health & Safety at Work (ACSHW)

- Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Extractive Industry

- Non-Energy Extractive Industry Panel (NEEIP)

- REACH Alliance


- REACH Director Contact Group

- Business-Europe Working Groups: Climate Change WG, IPPC WG, etc

- Energy Intensive Industry Alliance (EIIA)

- European Network for Silica (NEPSI)

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 50,000  €

0 €

131,338 €

The grants received from the European Commmission have been allocated to IMA-Europe acting as a Partner in the FP7 EU-funded project STOICISMfor the anticipated expenses covering the period 2013-2014.
More information at

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.