FAIR COBALT ALLIANCE
CLEAN & FAIR SUPPLY
Growing the supply of responsibly-mined cobalt from artisanal mines in the DR Congo.
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The demand for cobalt is widely expected to remain strong and, although recycled content will play a significant role in the future cobalt supply mix, the need for the raw material will not diminish materially, especially over the next five to ten years.
Currently, half of the supply comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. While 80% of the cobalt from the DRC originates from large scale mining operations (LSM), a significant portion (approx. 20%) is extracted by artisanal and small scale miners and diggers (ASM). While only representing ~20% of production, ~ 90% of all cobalt miners work in artisanal mining.
A COHESIVE AGENDA THAT:
Improves working and environmental conditions at ASM operationally
Mitigate and remediate
Foster alternative livelihoods and build resilient local economies
ALLIANCE IN ACTION
Our pilot programme focuses on two project sites,located at Kasulu and Kamilombe, our ambition is to scale and replicate the approach across all ASM sites that boast viable reserves and show a commitment to continuous improvement.