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Eurometaux or the European Alliance of Metals is the main lobbying body for the European non-ferrous metals industry, coordinating national organisations into a single lobbying voice for maximum collective influence. Eurometaux shares offices close to the European Commission in Brussels with the European Aluminium Association, one of its key members. They focus on regulatory matters, particularly in four main areas: trade, environment health and safety, energy and climate change, and communication.[1]


In June 2011 Eurometaux was criticised by the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation for failing to register its lobbying activities or expenditure on the voluntary EC Lobbyists Transparency Register, despite being one of the 40 largest lobbying organisations in Brussels.[2] Later in June 2011 Eurometaux added their entry on the register which claims that 12.5 people are engaged in lobbying activities, two of whom have Parliamentary Passes (Guy Thiran and Annick Carpenter. They claim to have spent €400000 - €450000 on lobbying in 2010.[3]



Former secretariat members



National Members

Agoria (Belgium) | Association française de l'Aluminium | Alcan Technology (Switzerland) | Association of Finnish Steel & Metal Producers, Metallinjalostajat | Association Suisse des Métaux Précieux | Assomet (Italy) | [[Asturiana de Zinc (Spain) | BAMI (Bulgarian Association of the Metallurgical Industry (Bulgaria) | FEDEM (France) | Polish Economic Chamber / Association of Non-Ferrous Metals & Recycling) | Johnson Matthey (UK) | Non-Ferrous Alliance (UK) | Norsk Industri (Federation of Norwegian Industries) (Norway) | SveMin (Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral & Metal Producers) (Sweden) | Unicobre (Spain) | VNMI (Vereniging Nederlandse Metallurgische Industrie) (NL) | WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle (Germany) | [[Association of the Austrian Non-Ferrous Metals Industry) (Austria) [5]

European Non-Ferrous Metals Commodity Associations

Company Members

Alcoa Europe | Anglo American | Atlantic Copper | Aurubis | BHP Billiton | Boliden | Brush Engineered Materials | Constellium | ECO-BAT Technologies | Eramet | Hydro | KGHM Polska Miedz | Luvata | Metallo Chimique | Norilsk Nickel Finland Oy | Novelis Europe | Nyrstar | Plansee | Rio Tinto Alcan | Umicore | Vale Inco | Wieland Werke[7]



12 Avenue de Broqueville Brussels 1150 BELGIUM



  1. Eurometaux website About Eurometaux] Accessed 03/02/2012
  2. The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics in the EU (ALTER-EU) June 2011 The missing millions – how the new lobby register needs to tackle the 'under-reporting' by industry lobby groups Accessed 6/2/2012
  3. EC online Transparency Register Eurometaux entry Accessed 6/2/12
  4. Eurometaux website Secretariat Accessed 03/02/2012
  5. Eurometaux website Members by category] Accessed 03/02/2012
  6. Eurometaux website Members by category] Accessed 03/02/2012
  7. Eurometaux website Members by category] Accessed 03/02/2012