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CIRAF is the industry-wide risk management framework that helps cobalt supply chain players identify production- and sourcing-related risks. By consolidating the many activities underway across the cobalt supply chain, CIRAF enables participants – and the cobalt industry in general – to enhance their commitment to risk management and reporting. CIRAF is not a standard or certification scheme but a management tool that enables participants to prove they are aligned with global best practices in responsible production and sourcing.

About the
Cobalt Institute

As the voice of the cobalt industry, the Cobalt Institute (CI) is dedicated to promoting the sustainable and responsible production and use of cobalt in all its forms. The CI is a member-based not-for-profit organization, with membership open to every stage of the cobalt supply chain – including producers, users, recyclers and traders. It currently represents around 70% of cobalt produced worldwide.

Dr Adam

Cobalt Institute President

Dr Adam McCarthy is President of the Cobalt Institute, the global representative body for the cobalt industry and value chain.  In this role, Adam is responsible for managing the Institute as it seeks to fulfil its mandate to promote the responsible and sustainable production and use of cobalt in all its applications.  Prior to becoming President, he was responsible for the CI’s government and public affairs.


Adam joined the Cobalt Institute from one of its member companies and has spent his career in public policy, working in the public and private sectors.  A dual Belgian/British national, he holds a PhD in comparative West European Politics from the University of Manchester (UK).