The copper industry employs more than one million people and brings an added value of $144 bn to the global economy.Copper production is often the backbone of its surrounding communities. ICA’s members provide more than just direct economic impact to its local neighbors.
The copper industry plays key roles in addressing issues critical to society. Through contributions to infrastructure, the food chain, manufacturing, medical devices and technology, the copper industry works to drive employees, communities and governments to address the difficulties encountered in providing vital materials for society. Working with multiple partners, from UN Women on a program to aid local communities near mining sites to UN Environment on United for Efficiency, an initiative focused on transforming developing countries via standards for energy-efficient appliances and lighting, ICA and its members use innovative ways to spur local economies and build stronger communities.