Around the world, the copper industry contributes toward job and wealth creation, poverty reduction and a more sustainable, Better Economy.
- Copper promotes employment in both local and regional communities, where job markets are often limited. The industry creates jobs downstream of the mining sector for a wide range of skilled workers, such as plumbers, electricians, automotive workers and electronic equipment manufacturers.
- Copper helps to keep energy prices low by reducing losses and increasing energy efficiency. Copper’s use as a sustainable material is widely applied across the energy, transportation and green building sectors.
- Copper’s life cycle is a compelling example of the circular economy: once extracted, copper can be infinitely recycled and reused over and over again.
Despite an ever-increasing demand for copper, there is more of the metal available today than at any other time in history. This, together with the ability to infinitely recycle ...