At its highest level, sustainable development is at the core of the work of the International Copper Association (ICA). Our mission is to bring together the global copper industry to develop and defend markets for copper and to make a positive contribution to society’s sustainable-development goals. ICA leads the world’s copper industry on the issues critical to securing copper’s future growth. ICA’s members represent a majority of global copper production, and include many of the largest copper and copper-alloy fabricators. ICA’s status as a not-for-profit trade association provides its members with a credible, independent advocate to address challenges faced by the collective industry. ICA increases awareness and use of copper by communicating the unique attributes making this sustainable element an essential contributor to the formation of life, to advances in science and technology, and to a higher standard of living throughout the world. From clean energy to sustainable communities to climate change, the copper industry’s work advances all 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.