ICD is one of the world's largest rare metals and specialty recycler with operations in North America and Europe.
Our focus on sustainability has been the foundation of ICD Group's 70 year history. Through constant innovation and collaboration, we provide a sustainable future for the planet and its inhabitants. This is our mission - one we are constantly working towards to meet the challenges of today and solutions of tomorrow.

Investing in a sustainable future

At ICD Group, we believe that innovation leads to a sustainable future.

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.

Key Highlights

>65% of metal division supply comes from scrap materials
Increased metal recycling capabilities through the development of Orthometals America and EV battery recycling
ICD Melting Solutions has an 85% increase in their workforce in 2022
4,122 Training hours across ICD Group
ICD Education Endowment and leadership coaching for all employees
95.7% employee retention rate
>$500k in yearly philanthropic donations
ISO 14001:2015
ISO 45001:2018
ISO 9001:2015
Zero security breaches across the group
Zero fatalities across the group

ESG Report

Our sustainability report provides a comprehensive overview of our environmental, social, and governance efforts and commitments for a sustainable future for our stakeholders.


“After being in business for over 70 years, one thing we know is to never stop learning, growing and evolving. We listen to our stakeholders and are proactive in providing solutions to our suppliers and customers. We support our communities and employees with care and intentionality. Despite ICD’s strong growth over the last few years, we stay committed to our values of integrity, agility, rigor and community and are reinvesting in our values by self-selecting ESG as a strategic pillar of our business.

Prior to incorporating environmental and social sustainability into our governing structure and business activities, ESG principles were already central to our company identity. We have consistently demonstrated innovation in metals recycling, a strong focus on a domestic supply chain, manufacturing capabilities with low environmental impact, specialty product and service lines that are environmentally conscious and organic, and have joint partnerships with progressive new companies that are ESG-centric.

We view ESG reporting as an opportunity to further develop and demonstrate our resilience against climate risk, and to better serve our stakeholders through increased transparency, innovating throughout our business, and executing on meaningful ESG goals. We strive to be a leading ESG-focused company in the industries we serve. This means we are proactively improving in all areas of environmental impacts, social progress, and ethical governance. We want to be leading from the front but we also recognize this new venture is a journey, not a destination.

As we set out to be recognized as an ESG leader, we know we can constantly improve our data collection, environmental impact, social responsibility programs, and governance processes that deserve our attention, efforts, and investment. We are excited to demonstrate our growth in all of these areas.Our past and future success would not have been possible without the collective input, creativity and hard work of our staff and our partners. With our values and ESG as guiding principles combined with the talents and commitments of our stakeholders, our impact and influence is infinite.

Thank you for reading our first ESG report and your support of ICD. We are immensely proud of how far we’ve come and look forward to our progress moving forward.”


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.