As a member of the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM), ZIA and its members subscribe to its values with respect to health & safety and sustainability.

Responsible companies have an unwavering commitment to the health and safety of workers and their families, local communities and wider society. Health and safety is at the heart of all operations and processes.


Extending across the life cycle of the product
Companies are extending their outlook across the life cycle of their products - from the time the metal is mined and produced, to its use in a finished product and to its recycling and/or disposal.

The benefit of minerals, metals and materials to modern life is indisputable. As is the need for them to be produced and used in ways that maximise their contribution to sustainable development. Prompted sometimes by regulation, but often by simple good business sense, companies are extending their usual outlook to include considerations that extend across the life cycle of their products – from the time the metal is mined and produced, to its use in a finished product such as a car, to its recycling and/or disposal.

ZIA is a strong supporter of ICMM's focus on responsible sourcing, product stewardship and chemicals management.

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