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Imerys Ceramics US participates in National Volunteer Month
April is considered the National Volunteer Month across the United States. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in their communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the month. Through Imerys Ceramics US focused approach, six of our locations volunteered to make a difference:
1 - Crenshaw plant, Mississippi: Local Community Center rehabilitation
- Cleaning and painting of a building that will be used as a local Community Center;
- Imerys Ceramics US also supplied food to help feed the other community volunteers during the event.
2 - Gleason plant, Tennessee: “Back Pack” Program
- “Back Pack” Program to help alleviate hunger in Weakley County by providing hungry children with nutritious and easy to prepare food at times when other resources are not available.
- Our employees volunteered their time by packing food donations that were delivered to the families in the program.
- This program began in 2011 and reaches over 200 children.
3 - Langley plant, South Carolina: Arbor Day Community Service Project
- Ten of our employees planted pink dogwood trees and pink kwanzan flowering cherry trees at the Sassafras Park in Burnettown, South Carolina, in presence of the Mayor.
4 - Sandersville plant, Georgia: “Shape Up Waco” event
- This event includes a 5K and 1 Mile fun run as well as booths set up to teach children about healthy eating and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
- Imerys had eleven employees from the Sandersville Plant participate, helping direct traffic to actually running in the 5K.
- Mexico plant: “Imperio de Amor” orphanage Toy Drive, Juarez, Nuevo Leon
- Our Plant donated 3,000 (mxn) worth of board games, toys and soccer balls plus donations received by our employees.
- This orphanage has sixty children, ages three to fifteen.
6 - Roswell office, Georgia: City of Alpharetta’s Park & Recreational Center trees collection showcase
- Corporate team and some of their family members helped showcase a collection of trees assembled and maintained for education, research and enjoyment for the surrounding communities at Wills Park, a 110 acre multi-use park near the downtown center of Alpharetta.
On Monday 20th June, Imerys Ceramics, under its partnership with the Union Nationale de l’Apiculture Francaise (UNAF – French National Beekeepers Association) had the pleasure to implement beehives on its Juriol site (Imerys Tableware France). Two beekeepers from UNAF helped employees in the installation of 3 beehives where more than 50 000 bees are now living!
This implementation falls within an overarching Imerys Ceramics program – CeraBees – which aims to increase the number of beehives across our sites, in addition to those which are already established in Europe or New Zealand.
The CeraBees program goes in line with the division’s committed approach to sustainable development.
Bees: essential for biodiversity
• Bees have existed on our planet for more than 80 million years.
• More than 80% of our plant environment is pollinated by bees; around 20,000 threatened plant species have been saved thanks to bees’ pollination.
• 35% of our food resources depend on pollination, mainly from bees.
• Since 1995, more than 300,000 bee colonies have disappeared every year in France.
On 9 November 2016 in Paris, France, Opeo* organised the ceremony for the Operational Excellence Awards at the "Encounters for Industrial Competitiveness" event.
The Imerys Ceramics France - Provins Ball Clays site was one of the companies in contention to win the first prize.
Provins Ball Clays passed several selection steps and reached the final stage as a result of the internal Operational Excellence programme rolled out by the Imerys group at this site since the end of 2015.
100 industrial companies composed the deliberative assembly.
* Operational Excellence Consultants