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

The cobalt industry shares European Commission’s objective to mainstream sustainability and climate across all policies

06/01/2020

The pledge to ‘mainstream’ all policies around the European Green Deal to achieve EU climate goals is of utmost important to the cobalt industry. Though the European Green Deal Communication, the new level of ambition from the European Commission provides a real opportunity for all actors, public and private, to participate in ensuring that the EU is the first carbon neutral continent by 2050.

Critical Raw Materials such as cobalt are of key importance to enable a green, competitive and resource efficient economy. In achieving these objectives, the EU must not forget the interface with other policies such as chemicals management processes. If these processes are not integrated in the European Green Deal, it could stop the development of key value-chains in the European Union such as the one of batteries.

In particular, the Cobalt Institute stresses the importance of:

The Cobalt Institute (CI) is an international non-profit trade association composed of the major producers, users, recyclers, and traders of cobalt The CI promotes the sustainable and responsible production and use of cobalt in all its forms.