CMOC joins initiative to help small-scale cobalt miners

Cobalt Institute’s member China Moly (CMOC) and its Swiss-based trading arm, IXM, have joined the ‘Better Mining’ initiative that seeks to help artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) become a responsibly-managed, viable source of battery metals.

Umicore’s sustainable cobalt procurement externally validated for the 6th year in a row

Umicore obtained, for the sixth year in a row, third-party assurance from PwC that its cobalt purchases are carried out in line with the conditions set out in its Sustainable Procurement Framework for Cobalt. The various sustainability aspects of the battery supply chain include the conditions under which raw materials are extracted and processed.

New Data Obtained on the Toxicity of Cobalt to the Marine Environment

The Cobalt Institute supported a programme of scientific studies on “Chronic Toxicity of Cobalt to Marine Organisms”, published in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Journal.

Cobalt Institute appoints Marina Demidova as Communications Manager

The Cobalt Institute has appointed Marina Demidova as its communications manager.

Cobalt Institute appoints Caroline Braibant as Head of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs

The Cobalt Institute has appointed Caroline Braibant as its Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs.

Freeport Cobalt is first cobalt chemical producer to achieve Responsible Minerals Initiative’s "Conformant Downstream Facility" status

Freeport Cobalt recently became the first cobalt chemical producer in the world to achieve Conformant Downstream Facility status through the Responsible Minerals Initiative’s Downstream Assessment Program

New Head of Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability at the Cobalt Institute

CI appoints Susannah McLaren to lead on responsible sourcing and CIRAF.

First Cobalt announces cobalt partnership including a commitment to CIRAF

First Cobalt has announced a long-term strategic cobalt partnership including a commitment to apply the Cobalt Institute procurement framework CIRAF 

China’s GEM Co. Ltd and Glencore extend their long-term strategic cobalt partnership

Glencore and GEM have announced that they have extended their partnership for the supply of cobalt hydroxide by another five years and have formally embedded responsible sourcing and sustainability into the contractual relationship.

Cobalt Institute statement on the proposed European battery regulation

The Cobalt Institute comments on the proposed European battery regulation.