The copper industry is committed to Bettering the lives of People around the world.
Over the past 10,000 years, copper has played a key role in innovation—from the creation of ancient agricultural tools to the first electric battery, it has been a critical part of new tools and technologies that improve people’s lives. Today, copper is essential for the growth of cutting-edge fields such as nanoparticles, wearable technologies, health and space exploration.
International Copper Association (ICA) members are committed to protecting human health and well-being by ensuring good labor and safety practices. This includes working with those directly involved in copper mining sites, facilities and local communities to ensure responsible mineral development practices, free from conflict and corruption, as well as increased investment in automation processes and technology to optimize safety and productivity.
Automation is a process through which safety and productivity are optimised using machines, control systems and information technology. Most mining operations use conventional and mechanized …