The European Copper Institute (ECI) and its network of national associations in Europe, collectively part of the Copper Alliance, bring together the copper industry to develop markets for copper, ensure fair market access for copper products and support the copper industry’s license to operate. Its newly-published report presents our association’s main activities in 2016 and describes, where appropriate, how they fit into the European legislative agenda. 

Key 2016 items included advocacy efforts towards the new “Clean Energy for All” package, copper sector technical inputs into the development of the post 2020 Emissions Trading System (ETS), plus the provision of significant scientific and socio-economic data into multiple chemicals management issues, including REACH.

As part of our commitment to transparency, ECI has been listed in the EU Transparency Register since 2009. Each year we publish the funding from our member companies and project partners and present openly our key strategic partnerships.

ECI is relatively unique in the Brussels landscape, since its members also provide a mandate to help grow and defend copper and copper alloy markets across the EU. Through integrated marketing communications, intelligence and technical support, in the key areas of Sustainable Energy, Building Construction, Heat Exchange Systems and Transportation, we engage with many downstream industry value chains that rely on copper for their business growth and future innovations.

Click here to read the report.