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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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Fair Cobalt Alliance: “We want to support the DRC cobalt mining sector to become known as a responsible sourcing destination”

Fair Cobalt Alliance: “We want to support the DRC cobalt mining sector to become known as a responsible sourcing destination”

Fair Cobalt Alliance Executive Director Assheton Carter discusses the importance of industry collaboration to bring about a step-change in artisanal mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
09 December 2021 Read more
Fostering multi-stakeholder initiatives is key to a transparent cobalt supply chain: Cobalt Institute joins the Fair Cobalt Alliance

Fostering multi-stakeholder initiatives is key to a transparent cobalt supply chain: Cobalt Institute joins the Fair Cobalt Alliance

The decision to join the multi-stakeholder action platform reflects the Institute’s vision to promote the sustainable, transparent and responsible production and use of cobalt in all its forms.
09 December 2021 Read more

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Call to Action: Putting People at the Heart of the Decarbonization of Transportation

Call to Action: Putting People at the Heart of the Decarbonization of Transportation

In advance of COP26, read our blogpost outlining the steps we need to be taking in cobalt to ensure a just transition for everyone in the decarbonization of transport to reach climate neutrality by 2050, and calling on decision-makers to do the same.
28 October 2021 Read more
Cobalt Institute workshop: Procedure for sampling, weighing, and analysis of cobalt hydroxides

Cobalt Institute workshop: Procedure for sampling, weighing, and analysis of cobalt hydroxides

The Cobalt Institute will present an industry best practice guideline on the sampling, weighing, and analysis of semi-refined cobalt hydroxides to relevant stakeholders and interested parties on 9 November 2021.
26 October 2021 Read more
Cobalt industry develops a guideline to increase transparency across value chain

Cobalt industry develops a guideline to increase transparency across value chain

The Cobalt Institute and its members developed an industry best practice guideline to promote the standardization of sampling and weighing methodologies of cobalt hydroxides and contribute to increasing transparency of cobalt markets and across the entire value chain.
26 October 2021 Read more

The Cobalt Value Chain

The global cobalt value chain is composed of a range of different actors from mining, concentrated in large scale copper and nickel mines across the world; to processing. With the sharp increase in demand, the global supply chain is evolving fast, with new mining operations starting up or expanding in many parts of the world.

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Save the date! Cobalt Conference 2022

18-19 May 2022 | Vancouver, Canada

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Cobalt Conference 2021

Cobalt in the green recovery: a sustainable future

Discover the global reach of the Cobalt Institute.