Metals' World: copper metal 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 copper metal industry in Europe outperforms most other regions in the world. It will continue to operate with the highest standards.
A system for economic growth and innovation in Europe
The non-ferrous metals industry contributes to a signiﬁcant 2% of gross domestic product in the EU. These natural elements enable European innovation by providing a wide range of other industries with a number of essential materials to invest in research and development. The industry employs more than 400,000 people directly, and another 1,000,000 indirectly.