Product Stewardship

Product Stewardship can be defined as an integrated business process for identifying, managing and minimizing the health, safety, environmental and regulatory risks through all the stages of a product’s life in the best interest of society. The industrial minerals sector applies Product Stewardship principles into its activities, leading to sustainable solutions with regard to environmental design and engineering, regulatory compliance, safe product handling and supply chain management. 

Biocidal products are intended to destroy, deter, render harmless, prevent the action of, or control the effect on any harmful organism by chemical or biological means. The Biocidal Product Directive...
Asbestos is banned from use in Europe due to its known toxicological effects. The question as to whether certain industrial minerals either contain asbestos fibres or occur in an asbestiform habit, i...
Workers Health & Safety is a priority subject for IMA-Europe. The Association aims at: Promoting harmonisation and improvement in Workers Health & Safety in the Industrial Minerals...
IMA-Europe has an active working group of experts dealing with all metrological aspects related to minerals.
A number of European Directives control the exposure of workers to potentially damaging physical agents in the workplace such as explosive atmospheres, vibration, noise, electromagnetic fields,...
IMA-Europe is providing guidance and facilitating the implementation of the REACH and CLP Regulations in the Industrial Minerals sector.
Crystalline silica is one of the minerals represented by IMA-Europe. It has been known for many years that prolonged inhalation of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) may cause a specific type of...
The “SEVESO” Directive deals specifically with the prevention and control of major industrial risks involving dangerous substances. Named after the 1976 accident at a chemical plant manufacturing...