Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Mining and quarrying trade associations

Trade and Support Organisations

Association of British Mining Equipment Companies (ABMEC)

ABMEC is a trade group that represents mining equipment companies, including manufacturers, designers and service providers.

British Aggregates Association (BAA)

BAA is a trade group that represents independent quarries.

British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA)

BMAPA represents marine aggregate producers and is part of the Mineral Products Association (see below).

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

IOM3 aims to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy, as part of the worldwide materials and mining community.

Institute of Quarrying (IQ)

IQ is a global trade organisation representing those involved in quarrying, construction materials and related industries. They have branches in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Mining Association of the United Kingdom (MAUK)

MAUK is a trade group that represents non-energy industrial mineral underground companies.

Mineral Products Association (MPA)

MPA is a trade group for those supply crushed rock, sand and gravel, lime, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, mortar, silica sand, slag, recycled aggregates and construction and quarry plant.

Salt Association

The Salt Association is a trade group that represents UK-based salt producers.

Silica and Moulding Sands Association (SAMSA)

SAMSA represents UK-based silica producers and those who rely on the material. SAMSA is part of the Mineral Products Association (see above).

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Further Guidance

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

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