The members of the International Copper Association continue to make a positive impact on sustainable-development challenges worldwide. Sustainability is at the core of ICA’s mission, and the copper industry is united in its efforts to develop and operate in a more sustainable manner.
Many of the global trends driving the sustainable-development agenda—from climate change and public health to electric vehicles—rely on copper and its unique properties.
Copper connects broadly and critically with the global sustainable development agenda.
For more detailed information on the copper industry’s commitment to sustainable development:
Sustainable Development Resources
ICA Members Use Innovation to Drive Progress Toward the UN SDGs
Due to its applications in electrification and clean energy, copper is essential for the transition to a low-carbon economy, but copper must be produced responsibly to truly enable a sustainable future. ICA and its members are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and responsible production practices are a crucial first step for the industry in meeting these objectives.
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Definitions of Sustainability
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A Commitment to Conservation
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