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The Cobalt Institute is a trade association composed of producers, users, recyclers, and traders of cobalt. We promote the sustainable and responsible production and use of cobalt in all its forms.

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Access to Cobalt in the EU – an Overview of Raw Materials Initiatives

Access to Cobalt in the EU – an Overview of Raw Materials Initiatives

Cooperation with all stakeholders is essential to ensure a resilient cobalt supply chain for a the zero-emission mobility in the EU and globally.
08 July 2022 Read more
Green, Equitable and Just Transition: Cobalt’s Role in Transitioning to a Net Zero World in a Rights-Respectful Manner

Green, Equitable and Just Transition: Cobalt’s Role in Transitioning to a Net Zero World in a Rights-Respectful Manner

Green, Equitable and Just Transition: Cobalt’s Role in Transitioning to a Net Zero World in a Rights-Respectful MannerSusannah McLaren, Head of Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability“The transi...
06 July 2022 Read more

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Cobalt Institute Standing for Realism in Cobalt Workplace Science and Regulations

Cobalt Institute Standing for Realism in Cobalt Workplace Science and Regulations

A proportionate regulatory approach for cobalt is essential to enable the technology needed for a greener and more circular future, and the advancement of society.
27 June 2022 Read more
CIRAF Update: Reporting Obligation Hiatus

CIRAF Update: Reporting Obligation Hiatus

The Cobalt Institute announces today that it is granting a hiatus on reporting to its members who have made a commitment to adopting the Cobalt Industry’s Responsible Assessment Framework (CIRAF)....
20 June 2022 Read more
Cobalt industry updates a guideline to increase transparency across value chain

Cobalt industry updates a guideline to increase transparency across value chain

The Cobalt Institute and its members worked on improving an industry best practice guideline on the sampling, weighing, and analysis of semi-refined cobalt hydroxides. The guideline was updated follow...
01 June 2022 Read more

The Cobalt Value Chain

The Cobalt Institute’s cobalt value chain mapping is a detailed overview of all stages of cobalt production – from mining to recycling – and the actual and potential human rights and environmental risks related to them.

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