promoting the sustainable and responsible production and use of cobalt in all forms

The website is an information hub relating to responsible cobalt and the CIRAF initiative. Cobalt is an essential element in many of today’s most important applications, and therefore demand is increasing as is exposure to challenges. This is particularly true for the cobalt supply chain which, due to its complexity, is exposed to multiple responsible sourcing challenges, particularly upstream, including those related to human rights, financial crime, health, safety, and the environment.

With consumers, the media, and society well-aware of these risks, companies that use cobalt need to have confidence in the sustainability of their supply chain. With this in mind, the Cobalt Institute (CI) has launched a new website dedicated to its Cobalt Industry Responsible Assessment Framework (CIRAF),, which is regularly updated with the latest news and contains a range of relevant interviews and articles. It also showcases Cobalt Institute members implementing best practices in responsible production and sourcing.