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
ESG Technical Summit
Exclusive member event
18-19 October 2023
The first ever ESG Technical Conference for professionals in the chromium industry has been a success!
40 attendees had an intellectually inspiring time on 18 October 2023 to advance the chrome industry's ESG agenda.
Team Stainless has issued a summary of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's detailed analysis of stainless steel stocks and flows.
The ICDA is pleased to announce winners of the Chromium Sustainability Awards.
We are delighted to welcome Devon to the ICDA Communications Committee team.
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.
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.