Below you find an overview of various tools, research reports and case studies compiled by the FCA Team

2021 Impact and Finance Report

As the demand for cobalt rises and our reliance on it becomes more evident, the need to ensure markets have access to reliable and responsible sources strengthens. The goal of the FCA is for the Democratic Republic of the Congo to be known as one such responsible source.


Articles of Governance

If you are interested in learning more about the way we are governed, our structure, or the high standards we hold ourselves to, please find that information here.


Terms of Reference

Our Terms of Reference lays out our vision and goals, our mission statement, the scope of our work, and our deliverables. This document was created in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the FCA’s work is clearly defined.


Draft ESG Framework

The ASM Cobalt Framework has been developed, consulted on, and supported by global cobalt supply chain actors, governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and relevant Congolese stakeholders. Developing the framework has been a joint effort between the Responsible Cobalt Initiative (RCI), the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the Fair Cobalt Alliance – with support of the GBA’s Cobalt Action Partnership (CAP).


The ASM Cobalt Framework Vision

This document sets out our vision and our approach to building the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Cobalt ESG Management Framework (“ASM Cobalt Framework”) that enables progressive improvements at artisanal cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We strive to make this framework credible and cost-efficient and a catalyst for sustainable development outcomes at the local level.


Research Report: Digging for Change (2020)

Commissioned by the founding members of the FCA, Digging for Change takes stock of the issues around artisanal cobalt mine sites, using the example of two sites specifically: Kasulu and Kamilombe.

The recommendations in the report, compiled by a multi-disciplinary team of experts, laid the foundation for setting up the Fair Cobalt Alliance as it exists today.