The Cobalt Institute (CI) is a non-profit 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.
Formerly known as the Cobalt Development Institute (CDI), we act as a knowledge centre for governments, agencies, industry, the media and the public on all matters concerning cobalt and cobalt containing substances.
We represent the voice of the cobalt industry on cobalt related health, safety, and environmental issues. We also promote co-operation between members, especially on issues of the environment and human health, and provide a mechanism for the development of independent information concerning the resources, production and safe use of cobalt.
As a member of the Associations Group of the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) our Members endeavour to embrace the following ‘five values’ developed by this organisation:
- Care for the safety, health and well-being of workers, contractors, host communities and users of materials produced
- Respect for people and the environment
- Open, transparent and inclusive collaboration on matters involving human health and the environment
The CI and its Members abide by a set of principles and objectives that are based on the ICMM five values.