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The Voice of the Cobalt Industry

Cobalt is an essential element for many applications that are important to today’s society. As such, cobalt contributes greatly to the general quality of life for humans and to guaranteeing a sustainable future.

Driving this future is the Cobalt Institute (CI).

As the voice of the cobalt industry, the CI is dedicated to promoting the sustainable and responsible production and use of cobalt in all its forms. For the last 60 years, the organisation has helped cobalt producers and users answer the sustainability concerns of their customers. It also acts as a knowledge center on all cobalt-related topics for governments, agencies, industry, academia, the media and civil society.

The Cobalt Institute 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.

To learn more, visit the Cobalt Institute website at

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Stay Tuned with Cobalt Institute

To ensure the global recovery is a sustainable one, critical enablers like cobalt will need to be front and centre of future investments.

Join us on the 18th and 19th of May and discover how industry is evolving to help Europe meet its green ambitions!

On the 18th and 19th of May we are exploring how cobalt can power a green and sustainable recovery in 2021 and beyond.

Join us and discover how the industry and the value chain are changing today to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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Delighted to have participated at @AssentGlobal webinar on #cobalt supply chains where the CI's Head of #ResponsibleSourcing Susannah McLaren @susannah078 presented the Cobalt Industry Responsible Assessment Framework #CIRAF initiative.

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For the sixth year in a row Umicore obtained third-party assurance for its cobalt sourcing, confirming that all cobalt is sustainably sourced and in line with the conditions set out in our Sustainable Procurement Framework for Cobalt. Read more here:

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