22 April 2021

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.

Joining RCS Global’s Better Mining upstream assurance and impact program programme would benefit communities that are reliant on ASM. Julie Liang, director of CMOC’s sustainability executive committee, said that “As a large industrial miner that maintains strict product control and custody procedures, ASM sits outside of our own cobalt supply chain but we recognize that ASM, and those communities reliant on it, should not be neglected.”

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