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Profile of registrant

Industrial Minerals Association - Europe

Identification number in the register: 14190001484-01
Registration date: 07/04/09 11:34:33

The information on this organisation was last modified on 11/03/14 10:04:28
The date of the last annual update was 11/03/14 10:04:28

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Industrial Minerals Association - Europe
Acronym: IMA-Europe
Legal status: aisbl (not for profit international association)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Roger Doome
Position: Technical & Financial Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Michelle Wyart-Remy
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 26/box 2 rue des Deux Eglises 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 22104410
Fax number: (+32) 22104429
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: IMA-Europe:
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 organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2.5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Michelle Remy 28/03/14 26/03/15
Amina Langedijk 28/03/14 26/03/15
Roger Doome 28/03/14 26/03/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The main lobbying activities were conducted on the following matters:

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

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 131,338 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

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.
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Code of conduct

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