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Organizations & Affiliations

In addition to making the world’s premier zinc value-added products, we are involved in organizations and affiliations across the globe. Our involvement in the International Zinc Association, American Galvanizers Association and community involvement with programs like Zinc Saves Kids furthers our commitment to a sustainable future for the market and the world.

Zinc Saves Kids

In 2010, the International Zinc Association (IZA) launched the “Zinc Saves Kids” initiative in support of UNICEF. Zinc Saves Kids aims at improving the survival, growth and development of undernourished children by funding UNICEF`s zinc supplementation and health care programs in high-burden countries such as Peru and Nepal.

Zinc deficiency ranks among the ten biggest risk factors contributing to disease in developing countries impacting especially young children. Zinc is important for child growth and development and the proper functioning of the immune system. In 2008 an estimated 450,000 children were at risk of dying due to zinc deficiency and millions suffered from long-term health implications due to malnutrition and stunting – a condition where children are too short for their age.

Zinc deficiency is one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies in low-income settings but it can be readily addressed with inexpensive, simple and existing treatments such as zinc supplements. Zinc supplementation as part of an integrated nutrition and health care package has proven effective in preventing and combating chronic malnutrition and stunting and treating acute diarrheal diseases. UNICEF programs co-funded by Zinc Saves Kids in Nepal and Peru have provided excellent results. In Peru health centers providing the combined zinc and oral rehydration salt treatment for diarrhea observed a reduction in diarrhea prevalence of up to 58% and within just three years the prevalence of stunting was reduced by 25%.

While the under-five mortality has been halved since 1990, there are still 6.3 million children under the age of five years who die every year. More than half of these deaths have preventable causes such as diarrhea or pneumonia which account for 29% of under-five deaths.

Despite the progress made by the international community in recent years there is still a challenge to improve this situation further. UNICEF, the World Health Organization, other UN organizations, NGOs and the private sector are accelerating efforts to further reduce child mortality and morbitiy from preventable causes.

IZA continues its efforts through the Zinc Saves Kids initiative. In addition, a number of IZA member companies are engaged in similar initiatives in high-burden countries in Asia and Africa as part of their corporate social responsibility programs. Under the umbrella of the `Mining Compact`the zinc industry contributes more than US$ 4 million annually to save children from preventable deaths.

To learn more visit: www.zincsaveskids.org

American Galvanizers Association

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) , headquartered in Centennial, Colo., is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators, and after-fabrication hot-dip galvanizers throughout North America. Since 1933, the AGA has provided information on the most innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control.  The AGA maintains a large technical library, provides multimedia seminars, and offers a technical support line to assist specifiers.

The AGA also provides a number of services to galvanizers and zinc producers in the industry, including serving as a process technology research and information resource, liaison to environmental and safety regulatory authorities, and an active member of committees within specification, corrosion, and government transportation and infrastructure agencies. The association celebrates more than 80 years of preserving the past, enhancing the present, and protecting the future.

To learn more visit: www.galvanizeit.org

International Zinc Association

The International Zinc Association (IZA) was created in 1991 by a group of leading zinc producers and is guided by the principal of undertaking actions that positively influence the market and image of zinc.

The Association’s primary goal is to deliver value to its Members through innovative programs in its strategic focus areas of Environment and Sustainable Development, Technology and Market Development and Communications.

IZA provides a forum for the zinc industry to analyze and anticipate issues affecting zinc globally and to ensure a timely and appropriate response. IZA coordinates initiatives good for zinc that are best done collectively, undertaken either directly or through involvement and support of customer groups and related stakeholders on the local, regional and global levels.

To learn more visit: www.zinc.org

Zinc Saves Kids

In 2010, the International Zinc Association (IZA) launched the “Zinc Saves Kids” initiative in support of UNICEF. Zinc Saves Kids aims at improving the survival, growth and development of undernourished children by funding UNICEF`s zinc supplementation and health care programs in high-burden countries such as Peru and Nepal.

Zinc deficiency ranks among the ten biggest risk factors contributing to disease in developing countries impacting especially young children. Zinc is important for child growth and development and the proper functioning of the immune system. In 2008 an estimated 450,000 children were at risk of dying due to zinc deficiency and millions suffered from long-term health implications due to malnutrition and stunting – a condition where children are too short for their age.

Zinc deficiency is one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies in low-income settings but it can be readily addressed with inexpensive, simple and existing treatments such as zinc supplements. Zinc supplementation as part of an integrated nutrition and health care package has proven effective in preventing and combating chronic malnutrition and stunting and treating acute diarrheal diseases. UNICEF programs co-funded by Zinc Saves Kids in Nepal and Peru have provided excellent results. In Peru health centers providing the combined zinc and oral rehydration salt treatment for diarrhea observed a reduction in diarrhea prevalence of up to 58% and within just three years the prevalence of stunting was reduced by 25%.

While the under-five mortality has been halved since 1990, there are still 6.3 million children under the age of five years who die every year. More than half of these deaths have preventable causes such as diarrhea or pneumonia which account for 29% of under-five deaths.

Despite the progress made by the international community in recent years there is still a challenge to improve this situation further. UNICEF, the World Health Organization, other UN organizations, NGOs and the private sector are accelerating efforts to further reduce child mortality and morbitiy from preventable causes.

IZA continues its efforts through the Zinc Saves Kids initiative. In addition, a number of IZA member companies are engaged in similar initiatives in high-burden countries in Asia and Africa as part of their corporate social responsibility programs. Under the umbrella of the `Mining Compact`the zinc industry contributes more than US$ 4 million annually to save children from preventable deaths.

To learn more visit: www.zincsaveskids.org

American Galvanizers Association

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) , headquartered in Centennial, Colo., is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators, and after-fabrication hot-dip galvanizers throughout North America. Since 1933, the AGA has provided information on the most innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control.  The AGA maintains a large technical library, provides multimedia seminars, and offers a technical support line to assist specifiers.

The AGA also provides a number of services to galvanizers and zinc producers in the industry, including serving as a process technology research and information resource, liaison to environmental and safety regulatory authorities, and an active member of committees within specification, corrosion, and government transportation and infrastructure agencies. The association celebrates more than 80 years of preserving the past, enhancing the present, and protecting the future.

To learn more visit: www.galvanizeit.org

International Zinc Association

The International Zinc Association (IZA) was created in 1991 by a group of leading zinc producers and is guided by the principal of undertaking actions that positively influence the market and image of zinc.

The Association’s primary goal is to deliver value to its Members through innovative programs in its strategic focus areas of Environment and Sustainable Development, Technology and Market Development and Communications.

IZA provides a forum for the zinc industry to analyze and anticipate issues affecting zinc globally and to ensure a timely and appropriate response. IZA coordinates initiatives good for zinc that are best done collectively, undertaken either directly or through involvement and support of customer groups and related stakeholders on the local, regional and global levels.

To learn more visit: www.zinc.org