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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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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

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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
Electric Vehicles Become the Major Driving Force for Cobalt Demand Growth in 2021

Electric Vehicles Become the Major Driving Force for Cobalt Demand Growth in 2021

The Cobalt Institute’s Cobalt Market Report, published today, confirmed the role of cobalt as one the key commodities of the green future, thanks to the rapid growth of the lithium-ion battery market and a strong global uptake of electric vehicles.
17 May 2022 Read more
David Weight Cobalt Scholarship Announced: Assessing the Circular Economy Potential of Cobalt in the UK

David Weight Cobalt Scholarship Announced: Assessing the Circular Economy Potential of Cobalt in the UK

The Cobalt Institute, the University of Exeter and the British Geological Survey are delighted to open the call for applications for the David Weight Cobalt Scholarship “Assessing the circular economy potential of cobalt in the UK”.
03 May 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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