Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ICA is the leading advocate for the global copper industry.
The International Copper Association (ICA) has been working on behalf of the copper industry for more than 60 years, beginning in 1959 with its predecessor organization, the International Copper Research Association (INCRA). ICA was formally created in 1989.
Today, as a nonprofit trade association, ICA advocates for issues critical to copper through proactive engagement with government and regulators based on sound science and data in the fields of health, environment and sustainable development. Specifically, ICA advocates for issues spanning across the globe, including clean energy, climate change and sustainability.
Achievements by Member Companies
June 6, 2022
Codelco Commits to Reaching Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 with its “100 Percent Clean Energy Matrix”
Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, has committed to carbon neutrality across all operations and projects by 2050. The campaign, “Five Commitments in Our Hands,” which Codelco launched in December…
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Understanding the Energy Efficiency Challenge
Reflections from the Concordia Annual Summit Energy efficiency is key to delivering more than 40…
Future Sustainability Trends in Copper Demand
The copper industry is working to ensure environmentally responsible practices and clean-energy technologies are at the heart of the copper value chain. This idea drew industry experts, ICA members and partners to ICA’s Copper Demand and Sustainability Workshop on the eve of London Metal Exchange (LME) Week.
Copper: The Material of Choice for Vehicle Manufacturers
Growing electric vehicle (EV) demand has often gone hand-in-hand with growth in demand for copper. However, it is only more recently that it has been possible to estimate just how much this demand will increase, and what’s driving it.
Growing electric vehicle (EV) demand has often gone hand-in-hand with growth in demand for copper. ...
Latest Resources for Asia
ICA President, Anthony Lea, delivers presentation at BRICS Industrial Revolution Forum 2022
LS MnM Inc. Contributes to the Circular Economy Through ESG Partnership with SK Networks
International Copper Association (ICA) member, LS MnM Inc., is promoting circular practices in South Korea…
JX Nippon Mining and Metals Works to Build a Recycling-Oriented Society
International Copper Association (ICA) member JX Nippon Mining and Metals Corporation is committed to building…
Latest Resources for U.S.
Aurubis Plans First Smelter for Multimetal Recycling in the U.S.
International Copper Association (ICA) member Aurubis is expanding its international operations and building a new…
Teck Recognizes the Sustainable Power of Copper
Copper producer Teck released a Climate Change Outlook Report outlining its commitment to reach net-zero…
Circular Production Practices Advance Industrial Symbiosis in the Copper Industry
ICA Members Rio Tinto, Aurubis and Boliden Take the Lead Industrial symbiosis, the concept of…
Latest Resources for Europe
Energy Management Systems for SMEs
This Application Note supports SMEs in the implementation of such an “Energy Management System – light”. It guides you through the basic steps of implementing energy management in your company and refers to a wide selection of further reading on the subject.
Achieving REPowerEU targets on rooftop solar and heat pumps through electrical installations
Scaling up solar installations and heat pumps in buildings are crucial measures to reduce EU’s…
Joint position paper of ECI and partners on the proposed recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)...