Environment

The European minerals sector is one of the most regulated sectors when it comes to the environment. Despite this, the European minerals sector prides itself on rep- resenting some of the world’s best environmental practices. The protection
and preservation of the environment is taken into account before, during and after extraction. At many sites, biodiversity, resource use or waste management, for example, underpin the decision-making process. IMA-Europe has recently conducted Life Cycle Inventories  in order to provide stakeholders with environmental footprint values at EU level. 

The EU has an ambitious agenda in the field of ambient air policy, which directly affects the IMA Europe members having stack emissions, such as the EU lime industry.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was developed over the last years as a tool enabling the identification and assessment of the environmental impacts associated with a product, process, or activity by...
The aim of the EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020 (COM(2011)244) is to halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services by 2020. The No Net Loss (NNL) initiative will allow...
The Mining Waste Directive (Directive 2006/21/EC) on the management of waste from the extractive industries sets up the framework for managing wastes from the extractive industry with the aim of...