The International Copper Association values strategic partnerships and cooperation in areas of broad societal benefits, including economic development, sustainable energy, climate change mitigation/adaptation, public health, technological innovation and a broader recognition of copper’s benefits to human health and the environment.
We seek to create joint projects with shared resources and responsibilities. Our internal project partners include copper fabricator and wire and cable industry members and, externally, governments, inter-governmental organizations, Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs), foundations and others.
Through our alliances, we advance the goals of Copper Alliance® members and partners and gain support for policies, regulations, standards and activities which benefit both copper and society.
While the following is by no means all-inclusive, we like to mention some examples of partners we have had the privilege to cooperate with and benefit from their vast experience, wisdom, human and/or financial contributions to projects of common purpose:
- Governmental departments and agencies of the countries of Australia, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, India, the United States of America and others
- Intergovernmental organizations: Common Fund for Commodities, Global Environment Facility, United Nations (UN) Development Program, UN Environment, UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), UN-Energy and The World Bank
- Industry associations: International Cablemakers Federation, International Wrought Copper Council and the International Council on Mining and Metals.
- Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs): Alliance to Save Energy, CLASP, International Institute for Energy Conservation, Clean Energy Solutions Center, Solar Electric Light Fund and the United Nations Foundation