Organizations & Programs

A number of international and national organizations, as well as trade and industry associations conduct work that is relevant for improving resource use efficiency and reducing environmental impact of the industrial sector in different countries - either generally or with focus on individual sectors. This section provides a compilation of such organizations and relevant programmes.


Hydraulic institute (HI) is a US based association working for US pump manufacturers. It publishes both its own reference documents, such as those created in conjunction with Europump, and also works with ASME and US DOE on energy related documents. It maintains a comprehensive and up to date series of training materials under the initiative, and offers e-learning courses. 
The Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA) represents the paper sector in India. IPMA members comprise large integrated paper mills from the private and public sectors representing all varieties of paper located in every region and using traditional fibres such as food crops and bamboo as well as unconventional raw materials like recyclable waste paper, agro-residues etc. IPMA members account for approximately one-third of industrial paper and paperboard production.
The Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (IPPTA) was established in 1964. It is an organization of professionals from the pulp and paper, newsprint and allied industries. It is located in Saharanpur, India. IPPTA caters to the needs of the Indian paper industry and publishes quarterly journals, which contain technical articles related to pulp and paper technology. The articles are submitted by eminent authors from the paper and allied industries, various research institutions from India and abroad.
The Institute for Industrial Productivity provides companies and governments with the best energy efficiency practices to reduce energy costs and prepare for a low carbon future. As a nonprofit organization based in China, India, the United States and the European Union it offers integrated service packages comprising technology, policy and financing components.
The Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) was founded in 1929 to provide science, technology and education supporting the paper industry. It is an industrial research and development consortium which has since been integrated into the substantial resources of the Georgia Institute of Technology. IPST offers graduate programmes in Paper Science and Engineering (IPST, 2011a). IPST claims to have three strategic initiatives (IPST, 2011a):
The Institute of Technical Information for Building Materials Industry of China, founded in 1958, is a research unit under the State Council, which is funded by the central government and managed by the China Building Material Industry Association (CBMIA). It comprises of departments dedicated to research on cement, glass, ceramics, new building materials and non-ferrous metal, and has publications particularly on cement itself and building material industry.
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) was founded in 2002. Currently forest and paper associations from 43 countries are united under the ICFPA leadership, representing approximately 90% of the world’s paper production and more than 50% of its wood production. The ICFPA has been active in promoting Sustainable Forest Management, climate change mitigation efforts, recognition of contribution of plantations as carbon sinks and combats illegal logging (ICFPA, 2011a).
The International Commission on Glass is a non-profit international Society of national scientific and technical organisations including presently 37 member organisations including universities, scientific institutions, companies and other organisations with special interests in glass science and technology. The ICG aims at the promotion and stimulation of understanding and cooperation between glass experts from various fields.
The Internationa Copper Association (ICA) and its regional organisations run a variety of programs either alone or in conjunction with other bodies to promote the use of copper through encouraging the uptake of energy efficient motors.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an autonomous organization, which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond. IEA has been a key partner in various studies on energy efficiency, energy technologies, and energy policies.  It also offers a wealth of information on energy and CO2 emission statistics.   Examples of IEA's work related to Cement Industry