Improving the environmental performance of products, along with enhancing sustainability throughout the supply chain, has gained significantly in importance in recent years, both for consumers and industries.
In parallel, EU initiatives, such as the Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan, foster greater resource efficiency and the commercialisation of more environmentally-friendly products.
The copper industry is at the forefront of industries committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations. Today, one third of the energy consumption of modern European copper manufacturing is used to operate environmental protection measures.
Responding to requests from end-users and regulators, along with the industry’s own sustainable development goals, research and analysis, the copper industry has conducted detailed copper life cycle assessments (LCA) on the production of copper metal and the leading semi-finished copper products (tube, wire and sheet). Explore this Life Cycle Centre to learn more about the Copper Production Chain and Life Cycle of Copper Sheet, Wire and Tube.