The copper industry is a major contributor to the global economy. Copper is more than just a mined metal; it provides jobs and promotes a higher standard of living.
One tonne of copper brings functionality to 40 cars, powers 100,000 mobile phones, enables operations in 400 computers and distributes electricity to 30 homes.
Copper has an important role to play in addressing issues critical to society. These include contributions to food supply, infrastructure, CO2 reduction and sustainable development. The copper industry works to engage employees, communities and governments in addressing the challenges encountered in providing essential materials for society. International Copper Association members and stakeholders along the copper value chain understand their responsibility to the environment and the communities in which they operate.