Zircon Industry Association, 24 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4AP, UK


ZIA has three principal committees: Technical, Communications and Environment, Social & Governance (ESG). The Chairman of each committee is a ZIA board director, with each committee meeting on a quarterly basis and operating in strict compliance with ZIA's Code of Conduct.

ZIA's committees are open to all those members of the association who can actively contribute skills and knowledge to the agreed work plan.

Technical Committee

  • To track and understand technology and market trends that may significantly impact on the usage of zircon and its derivatives, in existing and future applications.
  • To develop and oversee technical and research projects that support and promote existing and new applications for zircon and its derivatives.
  • To undertake initiatives to defend the technical usage of zircon and its derivatives.
  • To cultivate strong linkages with leading centres of technical excellence in key market segments for zircon and its derivatives, facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration to address industry-level technical issues, as necessary.

Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Committee

  • To monitor regulatory developments worldwide that may impact on markets and applications for zircon and its derivatives.
  • To promote and support industry compliance with current and future regulations.
  • To provide industry-wide inputs and recommendations that could assist or elevate members’ respective ESG performance, thereby reducing the industry-wide risk.
  • To facilitate the sharing of best practice among members on ESG issues.

Communications Committee

  • To disseminate the ZIA’s key messages to internal and external stakeholders.
  • To assist the ZIA to develop the messaging that promotes the value and advantages of zircon and its derivatives.
  • To guide the ZIA on industry lobbying initiatives, such as for promoting zircon or to help shape regulatory directions, as necessary.
  • To oversee the organisation of the ZIA Annual Conference.
  • To achieve a broader ZIA membership base.

About ZIA

ZIA is the association of the world's primary zircon producers and consumers who together account for approximately 80% of global annual production of zircon and zirconia.