Nickel Institute is the global association of the world's primary nickel producers who together account for about three quarters of annual nickel production. Our mission is to promote and support the use of nickel in appropriate applications. NI grows and defends markets for new and existing nickel applications including stainless steel; and promotes sound science, risk management, and socio-economic benefit as the basis for public policy and regulation. Through our science division NiPERA (www.nipera.org), we also undertake leading edge scientific research relevant to human health and the environment. NI is the centre of excellence for information on nickel and nickel-containing products and has offices in Asia, Europe and North America.