Albemarle Corporation becomes a founding core Member of the International Lithium Association

Albemarle Corporation becomes a founding core Member of the International Lithium Association

The International Lithium Association (ILiA), a new not-for-profit trade body representing the global lithium industry, welcomed Albemarle Corporation as a new founding Core Member.

Founding Chairman Mr. Anand Sheth stated, “On behalf of the Founding Members, we welcome one of the oldest and largest lithium producers globally, Albemarle Corporation, to ILiA. Their in-depth knowledge, experience, and expertise will strengthen the Association’s vision and mission. With resources on three continents and production facilities in North and South America, Europe, China, and Australia, Albemarle truly adds value to the global voice of the lithium industry.”

Albemarle is an industry leader in lithium and one of the few vertically integrated suppliers with several resources and conversion facilities across the globe. Albemarle’s membership of ILiA means the Association now represents more than 70% of global lithium production.

“Albemarle is pleased to join ILiA as it will support our goal of actively pursuing a sustainable approach to managing a diverse global footprint of world-class resources and enabling a safer and more sustainable future. Lithium is key to a cleaner, greener environment. This decade is critical to the growth of the lithium supply chain, so now is the time to help form a globally representative industry association. Albemarle is pleased to join other lithium producers and participants in developing a sustainable lithium supply chain,” Ellen Lenny-Pessagno, Vice President Government and Community Affairs and Albemarle’s delegate to ILiA, stated.

ILiA was formed earlier this year by leading lithium producers to support the industry during a time of unprecedented market growth. Faced with rapid growth, change and attention, lithium producers saw an urgent need for the industry to form an association that could efficiently and effectively address common challenges, such as promoting a sustainable lithium supply chain.

The Association also has 12 founding Associate Members, including representatives from new lithium mining projects, battery materials companies, battery manufacturers, and engineering companies. For more information on ILiA, visit or read the full press release.