Copper and its Alloys

Metals for a Sustainable Society

The Metals Industry: Commitment to Sustainability 

The non-ferrous metals industry, especially in Europe, has made continuous progress in reducing its environmental impact by improving its resource and energy efficiency.  Overall, the metals industry in Europe outperforms most other regions in the world.  It will continue to operate with the highest standards.

Metals: Driving economic growth and innovation in Europe

The non-ferrous metals industry contributes to a significant 2% of gross domestic product in the EU.  Metals enable European innovation by providing a wide range of other industries with essential materials to invest in research and development.  The industry employs more than 400,000 people directly, and another 1,000,000 indirectly. 


ECI is a member of Eurometaux, the official advocacy voice of the non-ferrous metals industry towards the EU institutions.  It represents the main EU and international metal producers, metal commodity groups and national metal federations.

Metal for Buildings

ECI is a founding member of Metals for Buildings that calls on EU legislators to address the unique attributes of metal building products and their inherent value for future generations.

International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM)

ECI is cooperating with ICMM, established to showcase sustainable development improvements in the mining and metals industry.
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