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.
The Fair Cobalt Alliance welcomes its latest members CMOC and IXM
China Molybdenum Co., Ltd (CMOC) – the second largest cobalt producer and the largest tungsten producer in the world.
FCA investments delayed, but work on the ground continuous
In 2019, The Impact Facility (TIF) started working out a programme to address the complex challenges in the ASM cobalt sector.
Launching The Fair Cobalt Alliance
Working together to improve conditions in cobalt mines and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Digging For Change
In 2018 we have partnered with Fairphone, global lighting company Signify, the Chinese cobalt refiner Huayou Cobalt, ultimately forming the Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA).
The Charged Debate Around Cobalt
We have spent the last 1.5 years building what now has become the Fair Cobalt Alliance, a multi-year programme to address hazardous working conditions, child labour and low incomes among artisanal cobalt miners.
Leading The Charge For Change – Our Chance To Transform The Cobalt Mining Sector
For the last 1.5 years, we at the Impact Facility have been working with Fairphone, Signify and Huayou Cobalt to develop a programme that addresses the most urgent issues associated with the production of cobalt by artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo.