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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.

Cobalt Facts

Cobalt is a technology-enabling metal that is part of the solution to the green energy transition. Learn more about cobalt reserves, cobalt supply chain and cobalt market.

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Cobalt Congress 2024 – 30th anniversary
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Cobalt Congress 2024 – 30th anniversary

New-York, USA
Join the 30th anniversary edition of the Cobalt Congress on 13-14 May in New York! Visit Cobalt Congress website for more information and tickets....

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Cobalt Institute welcomes three new members

Cobalt Institute welcomes three new members

2024 is off to a great start for the Cobalt Institute! We’re delighted to welcome three new members – Gécamines, the biggest mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sustainable batter...
05 February 2024 Read more
Cobalt Occupational Exposure Limits – How the Next Steps of the Legislative OEL Process are Key for the Future of the EU’s Green Transition

Cobalt Occupational Exposure Limits – How the Next Steps of the Legislative OEL Process are Key for the Future of the EU’s Green Transition

Cobalt is essential for Europe’s green deal, circular economy, and strategic autonomy. To meet the given objectives and to ensure the growth of the cobalt industry, proportionate EU-wide cobalt occupational exposure limit (OEL) values, which are currently determined by the European Commission, are needed.
20 November 2023 Read more

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Cobalt Institute Product Carbon Footprint guidance launches at LME Week 2023

Cobalt Institute Product Carbon Footprint guidance launches at LME Week 2023

The Cobalt Institute launched its new Product Carbon Footprint guidance at London Metal Exchange (LME) Week, the annual meeting of the global metals community in London. 
09 October 2023 Read more
The new Batteries Regulation of the EU and the contribution of cobalt

The new Batteries Regulation of the EU and the contribution of cobalt

The European transport revolution is a big step ahead. The European Parliament and the European Council have approved the new rules for the design, production, and waste management of all types of bat...
10 July 2023 Read more
Environmental and human rights due diligence: key reflections from the cobalt industry

Environmental and human rights due diligence: key reflections from the cobalt industry

1 June 2023 By Susannah McLaren, Head of Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability, Cobalt Institute; Anna Triponel, Founder and Advisor, Human Level On 9 May, the Cobalt Institute kicked off its...
02 June 2023 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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