SUSTAINABILITY

In our 70-year history, sustainability has been at the foundation of ICD Group’s business practices. Our belief is that through innovation and cooperation, we can provide a sustainable future for the planet and its inhabitants. This is our mission. One we are constantly working on and adapting to so we can meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
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Reducing Environmental Impact

At ICD Group, we believe one of the best ways to combat adverse operational effects on the environment is to innovate.

As such, ICD Group invests heavily in the recycling of indestructible metals and formed one of the most sophisticated rare metal recycling facilities in North America and Europe. We are also heavily involved in facilitating the trade of recycled plastics across the globe. Behind the scenes, ICD Group proudly provides products for industries actively working to promote environmental and social well-being. This includes inputs for the purification of drinking water and renewable energy storage. These partnerships allow us to minimalize environmental impacts on both the front end and back end.

Associations

The ICD Group is proud to be a member of several influential industry trade organizations that deliver legislative and regulatory advocacy, promote the highest levels of safety, and strengthen business intelligence and manufacturing operations. ICD understands that active participation in these organizations empowers the entire industry by providing the latest industry knowledge, fostering networking and peer groups, and providing resources.

Compliance & Certifications

ICD Group is committed to meeting the strictest guidelines when it comes to the sourcing, transportation, and storage of our products. This includes complying with local and international safety laws, as well as adhering to our own self-imposed standards to promote progressive corporate social responsibility practices. ICD Group and our subsidiaries adhere to the strictest of guidelines not only because we have to – but because choose to.

International Standards

ICD products and materials conform to the following international standards:

Compliance to these standards ensures the customer that ICD sources materials from reputable suppliers and strives to provide safe and effective products around the globe.

Third-party Regulations

Our operations are anchored by our compliance with third-party regulations including:
  • UL-924 (Standard technical panel)
  • UL-1994 (Standard Technical panel)
  • Products conform to ACMI
  • ANSI/NSF 60 Quality Standards
  • FDA registered and imported food/beverage/nutrition ingredients under Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP – 21 CFR Part 1 Subpart L)
  • ISO 9001
  • CF2000

What differentiates us in the commodities industry is our commitment to assisting our clients in the navigation of these ever-changing regulations. ICD Group offers regulatory guidance as a service, meaning we go the extra mile to ensure our customers have access to any applicable forms, certifications, stamps, etc. needed throughout their purchasing process. We stay up to date on all regulatory changes so our customers can purchase with confidence.

Conflict-Free Sourcing

At ICD Group, we are proud to source our products from diverse, far-off locations across the globe. But while our specialized commodity products may be exotic, we are still human, which is why our materials are never sourced from Conflict Affected and High-Risk Areas (CAHRAs) as outlined by OECD. We are constantly adapting to evolving global conditions to ensure we comply with these self-imposed guidelines. To ensure adherence, ICD Group is frequently audited in terms of traceability of our products. We operate with full transparency so our customers can be confident our products are ethically sourced from regions free of conflict and major human right violations.