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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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Occupational Exposure Limits: EU internal work on cobalt risks squandering EU green transition goals

Occupational Exposure Limits: EU internal work on cobalt risks squandering EU green transition goals

In 2021, the European Commission added cobalt and inorganic cobalt compounds to a list of substances requiring EU-wide occupational exposure limit (OEL) values, in accordance with the Carcinogens, Mut...
15 December 2022 Read more
EU Critical Raw Materials Act should ensure a resilient Cobalt Supply Chain

EU Critical Raw Materials Act should ensure a resilient Cobalt Supply Chain

By Sarah Schneider, Policy and Communications Officer, Cobalt Institute The EU is working on the Critical Raw Materials Act - Europe’s attempt to address perceived risks around supply chains for...
12 December 2022 Read more

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Chemicals Management in Europe

Chemicals Management in Europe

Once upon a time, children of the world dreaded getting coal for Christmas as a punishment by Santa for their misdeeds. This year however, Ursula von der Leyen may well have included a request for som...
09 December 2022 Read more
The Risks and Opportunities of the Inflation Reduction Act for the Cobalt Value Chain

The Risks and Opportunities of the Inflation Reduction Act for the Cobalt Value Chain

To advance America’s transition to cleaner energy over the next decade and beyond, this past August, U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). New financial measure...
07 December 2022 Read more
What is the DRC’s role in Green, Equitable and Just Energy Transition? Key takeaways from the Cobalt Institute’s Pre-COP27 Side Event in Kinshasa

What is the DRC’s role in Green, Equitable and Just Energy Transition? Key takeaways from the Cobalt Institute’s Pre-COP27 Side Event in Kinshasa

To help initiate a dialogue around what this agenda means for the DRC, and to feed into discussions at COP27, the Cobalt Institute convened senior DRC government officials and key Congolese stakeholders in a roundtable.
11 October 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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