The Jamaica Bauxite Institute (J.B.I.) was established by the Government of Jamaica in 1975 and is a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Jamaica in October 1975.

   
The main activities are to:
  
  1. monitor and study the aluminum industry and advise the Government of Jamaica on matters pertaining to the bauxite/alumina industry locally and internationally
  2. continually assess and ensure rationalization in the use of Jamaica’s bauxite reserves and (bauxite) lands
  3. monitor and make recommendations to ensure adequate pollution controls and other environmental programmes in the industry
  4. provide laboratory services to analyze not only bauxite, its products and by-products but also a range of industrial and agricultural materials
  5. in addition, the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (J.B.I.) implements Bauxite Community Development Programmes (BCDP) in collaboration with the bauxite/alumina companies and community councils.