We believe sustainable development offers a balanced way to do business that respects people and the planet. We strive to create a better world for the next generation, a stronger industry and a robust Copper Alliance.

Our philosophy rests firmly on ideals found in the United Nations 1987 Bruntland report:

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainable development is an ongoing journey — a way of life, a culture within the Copper Alliance and our member companies. Our collective efforts, structured under the HESD Initiative, are connected to Sustainable Development’s four pillars: environment, society, economy and governance.