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ASM Cobalt mining

Avoidance of DRC and its cobalt won’t solve persisting ethical problems

The issues of child labour, hazardous working conditions and unfair remuneration within the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) sector will not be solved by simply avoiding the DRC and choosing not to buy cobalt that originates from the country.
ASM Cobalt mining

New initiative to support artisanal cobalt mining in the DRC

The ASM of cobalt in the DRC is a sector responsible for millions of livelihoods and is a growth driver for economic development.