The Responsible Cobalt Initiative aims to:

  • Have downstream and upstream companies recognize and align their supply chain policies with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and the Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in order to increase transparency in the cobalt supply chain and improve supply chain governance.
  • Promote cooperation with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, civil society, and affected local communities to take and/or support actions that address the risks and challenges in the cobalt supply chain.
  • Develop a common communication strategy to communicate progress and results effectively to impacted communities, miners, and the public; to harmonize working objectives and plans with other stakeholders.
Responsible Cobalt Initiative (RCI) - Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals & Chemicals (CCCMC) Importers & Exporters and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2016 DOWNLOAD

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