Cobalt Institute

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Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.35 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Cobalt Institute

    EU Transparency Register

    635532237570-09 First registered on 07 Mar 2020

    Goals / Remit

    The Cobalt Institute (CI) is a non-profit trade association composed of producers, users, recyclers, and traders of cobalt. We promote the sustainable and responsible production and use of cobalt in all its forms.

    The Cobalt Institute acts as a knowledge centre for governments, agencies, industry, academia, the media and civil society on all matters concerning cobalt. The CI represents the voice of the cobalt industry on all cobalt related issues and challenges including health, safety and environment, sustainability and responsible sourcing, among others.

    The Cobalt Institute also promotes co-operation between all stakeholders and provides a mechanism for the development and dissemination of independent information concerning the resources, production and uses of cobalt.

    Main EU files targeted

    Industrial policy, innovation as well as policies and regulations in relation to:
    - Environment
    - Climate and energy
    - Chemicals management
    - Sustainable use of natural resources, raw materials, responsible sourcing
    - Implementation of the European Green Deal
    - Transport
    - Consumer protection and product-related regulatory issues (e.g. buildings and construction, materials in contact with food and drinking water)
    - Occupational health and safety
    - Science-based decision making, “better regulation” initiatives (REFIT).


    Head Office
    Cobalt Institute 18 Jeffries Passage
    Guildford GU1 4AP
    EU Office
    Avenue Marnix 13/17
    Brussels • 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    International Council on mining & metals (ICMM)
    North American Metals Council (NAMC)
    European Risk and Innovation Forum (ERIF)
    CII (Cross Industry Initiative for better regulation in chemicals management)
    British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium
    CRM Alliance

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    rud pedersen 200,000€ - 299,999€
    burson cohn and wolfe 100,000€ - 199,999€
    afore consulting 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    rud pedersen

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Raw Materials Supply Group#E01353# #Not a member #C#Industry#Working Group "Defining Critical Raw Materials"

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    6 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 21 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Critical raw materials
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      • Suvi Leinonen (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Apr 2022 Location video call
      Subject Responsible minerals, due diligence, forced labour
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Batteries Regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Sarah Nelen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Sep 2020 Location video conference
      Subject Sustainable corporate governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 May 2020 Location Brussels - videoconference
      Subject Batteries and REACH restriction on cobalt salts
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Sarah Nelen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Courtesy meeting introducing Cobalt Institute and discuss future Industry policy
      • Gwenole Cozigou (Acting Director-General)
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