Essential in our world today
Chromium contributes to safe water distribution and conservation
Chromium is essential to critical applications from energy to aerospace
Chromium is the element making steel stainless
Chromium-containing stainless steels are 100% recyclable
Chromium is hygIenic, strong, durable and safe for food contact
Chromium used in tanning makes leather more supple and resilient
Chromium brings beauty to our lives in everyday applications
Chromium creates applications that last forever
Welcome to ICDA
The International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) is the world’s leading, independent voice of the chromium industry. Representing members across the value chain, we encourage best practice, promote sustainable uses and responsible sourcing of chromium in all its forms and unite the industry around a common goal of continuous improvement.
Why is chromium essential?
Chromium plays a significant role in our daily lives and is crucial to a sustainable world. It has many unique uses across the global industrial, construction and architecture, health, energy and transportation industries. From stainless steel to special steels and leather tanning to surface treatment and pigments, learn more about the extraordinary uses of chromium in our modern world.
Key chromium applications
Exclusive member event
16-17 May 2023
Devon Winter joins ICDA Communications Committee
We are delighted to welcome Devon to the ICDA Communications Committee team.
Eric Waldmann (Elementis Chromium) steps down from the Chrome Chemicals Committee and ICDA Council
We sincerely thank Eric Waldmann for his commitment as a Council member and key person of the Chrome Chemicals Committee.
Launch of the ICDA ESG Committee
We are pleased to announce the launch of the ICDA ESG committee. It is the logical continuation of the previous HSE committee as we have decided to integrate the social and governance dimensions with the health, safety and environment components.
Jessy Moloto becomes Chairperson of ICDA South African ESG Committee
We are pleased to announce that Jessy Moloto, Glencore Operations South Africa, is succeeding to Derek Baker, Tharisa Minerals, as the Chairperson of the ICDA South African ESG Committee.
ICDA Council welcomes new member Kleantha Pillay
We are pleased to welcome Kleantha Pillay, representing Sibanye, to the ICDA Council.
Dr Gerhard Pariser steps down from the Market Development Committee and ICDA Council
We would like to thank Dr Pariser for his involvement with ICDA over the last decade.
ICDA to host a networking dinner in Cape Town – Mining Indaba 2023
The ICDA is pleased to announce that it will host a networking event in Cape Town during the Mining Indaba Conference.
Tata Steel Mining joins the Responsible Chromium membership
Congratulations to Tata Steel Mining for becoming the 12th Responsible Chromium member of the ICDA.
Social and environmental report: the European Leather Industry published
ICDA is pleased to share Cotance’s latest 'Social and environmental report: the European Leather Industry'.
ICDA welcomes CCMA LLC as an associate member
We are delighted to announce that CCMA LLC, a New York based trading company, has joined ICDA as an associate member.