ZIA has two principal committees, the Technical Committee and the Regulatory Committee. These meet on a quarterly basis and operate in strict compliance with ZIA's Code of Conduct.
- ZIA's Technical Committee is open to all those members of the association who can actively contribute to its work.
- The remit of ZIA’s Technical Committee is to identify, develop and
technical projects and research that promote and support
the development of new applications for
zircon and its derivatives, as well as
to support existing applications.
- ZIA's Life Cycle Assessment is a project of the Technical Committee.
Technical Committee meets quarterly or as needed.
- ZIA’s Regulatory Committee is an initiative born out of the need
to keep abreast of
regulatory developments worldwide; its aim being to promote and support
industry compliance with current and future regulations. It started with a focus on NORM, in effect taking over the role and activities of the former South Africa-based Zircon Minerals Committee, and has since expanded its scope to cover other regulatory matters affecting the zirconium value chain.
- The NORM (naturally-occurring radioactive materials) regulations remains as key component of the committee’s work. ZIA participates in a variety of NORM-related forums, such as the EAN NORM Network and in the NORM VIII Symposium held in Brazil.
- ZIA tracks the development of other regulatory regimes, such as the proliferating chemical management regulations as well as
and transport and shipping regulations, for example those of the
International Maritime Organisation. as they develop.