The Global Battery Alliance Cobalt Action Partnership (CAP) has released the Report from Stakeholder Consultations on the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Cobalt ESG Management Framework.

IMPACT and Resolve were commissioned by CAP to carry out global consultations on the Framework and compile stakeholder feedback and recommendations in the report. The Framework is a progressive set of expectations for the responsible sourcing of artisanal and small-scale mined cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

In-person consultations were held across Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, and Kolwezi. International stakeholders provided feedback through surveys, webinars, and interviews. In total, IMPACT and Resolve spoke to 145 stakeholders who shared their feedback on the Framework and what is required to move towards responsible sourcing of artisanal cobalt.

The report is available in English, French, and Chinese on GBA’s publication page. For more on the Framework, please see the consultation website.