ECI, founded in 1996, represents the copper industry in Europe. ECI is also part of the Copper AllianceTM, an international network of trade associations funded by the copper industry, whose common mission is to defend and grow markets for copper, based on its superior technical performance and contributions to a higher quality of life.
In total, the European copper industry employs some 50,000 people directly and sustains the jobs of millions of others by delivering key products into a vast range of business and service activities.
ECI is committed to use facts, figures and the results of scientific research to strengthen public awareness of copper’s value to society, to health and the environment. Copper’s colour, beauty and design flexibility features in leading edge architectural design both inside and out of the building envelope. Copper’s many attributes are also used in providing clean fresh drinking water, safely delivered gas and electricity supply, traditional and renewable heating and cooling within the building.
Copper’s superior performance as a conductor of electricity and heat lends itself to both resource efficiency and resource productivity resulting in high performance renewable energy and energy efficient technologies, saving CO2 and avoiding fossil fuels costs. Copper is recycled without loss of intrinsic properties through a recognised chain of recycling bodies.
For more information, please visit www.copperalliance.eu