ASM Cobalt’s role and the green energy transition: championing equitable supply
As we launch into 2022, we’re also reflecting on the progress we made at the Fair Cobalt Alliance in 2021. Last year, we welcomed new members from across the battery supply chain and stepped up our operations to improve mine sites, support child labour remediation and much more.
The FCA welcomes Cobalt Institute
As we welcome the Cobalt Institute to the Fair Cobalt Alliance, we speak to Susannah McLaren Head of Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability, who shares her views on what’s driving demand for cobalt, what opportunities this presents the supply chain and ultimately, what drove the decision to join the FCA.
Save the Children and The Centre Join the Fair Cobalt Alliance to Strengthen Child Rights in the DRC’s Artisanal Cobalt Sector
Both Save the Children and The Centre are committed to improving the lives of children and will bring their expertise in child rights, business, and in particular children’s rights and child labour issues, to the FCA.
The FCA welcomes FREYR
The Fair Cobalt Alliance welcomes FREYR, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production, as the latest industry player to join the FCA and recognise the legitimacy of cobalt from responsible ASM operations.
The FCA welcomes Dutch insurer AnsvarIdéa to its membership
Dutch insurer AnsvarIdéa has today announced its membership of the FCA. AnsvarIdéa is the first company outside of the immediate cobalt supply chain to join us. Their decision to join the FCA represents a growing awareness of the issues faced by the ASM sector in the DRC and the need for collaboration across the value chain to take responsibility and invest for positive change.
Britishvolt joins the Fair Cobalt Alliance to help develop responsible, fair and transparent cobalt supply in the DRC
Today, Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery cell technologies and associated R&D, has joined the Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA).
How to respond in moments of crisis
Artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining is often characterised by its hazardous working conditions that can be found at most of the roughly 40 mine sites known to be in operation throughout Lualaba and Haute-Katanga Province. Makeshift tunnels, a lack of professional mining equipment, poorly enforced regulations, and informal work structures frequently lead to accidents of varying severity – too many of which result in fatalities.