The Aluminum Association and the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP) have joined the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) as new association members.
The Aluminum Association represents aluminium production in North America, representing more than 120 companies across the full value chain. The organisation is focused on advocating for policies and developing global standards and research to promote the responsible and sustainable production, use and recycling of aluminium.
“The Aluminum Association is working on multiple fronts to drive the sustainable production and use of aluminium. We look forward to sharing our experiences and working with ICMM and its members on global public policy issues impacting the mining and metals industry,” Aluminum Association president and CEO Charles Johnson says.
The Aluminum Association’s member companies make up 70% of the aluminium and aluminium products shipped in North America. The association develops global standards, business intelligence, sustainability research and industry expertise for member companies, policymakers and the general public.
The SOMP represents the global academic mining community and was formed to promote mining engineering as an engineering discipline, as well as to provide a central voice to facilitate information exchange and foster collaboration and innovation in research, contributing to the sustainable supply of metals and minerals for society.
“Association members share and contribute invaluable industry expertise, and specific commodity or national-level knowledge towards our shared vision of a safe, just and sustainable world enabled by responsibly produced minerals and metals.
“By working together, we hope to achieve a positive impact on our wider industry that enhances the contribution of mining and metals to sustainable development,” ICMM president and CEO Rohitesh Dhawan says.
The SOMP is a volunteer nonprofit academic organisation. At the end of 2021, its membership included 289 academics representing 120 institutions in 49 countries across all continents.
The SOMP and the Aluminum Association join 26 companies and 38 national, regional and commodity associations who currently form the ICMM membership.