Cobalt Institute

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

11.5 Fte (12)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Cobalt Institute   (CI)

    EU Transparency Register

    777244615994-94 First registered on 10 Feb 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The Cobalt Institute (CI) is a global non-profit trade association set up by industry representing close to 70% of the world-wide production of cobalt. The CI supports the cobalt industry for the sustainable and responsible primary and secondary production, use, re-use, recycling and trading of cobalt in all forms. It has an on-going extensive research programme on cobalt human health and environmental aspects and works with the scientific community. The CI members are miners, producers, manufacturers, traders and end-users of the cobalt and cobalt compounds. It hosts the Cobalt REACH consortium (CoRC) under its umbrella which deals more specifically with REACH and CLP matters.

    Main EU files targeted

    - REACH- all aspects (Authorisation, Restriction, Evaluation, Registration), SVHC nomination, Candidate Listing, DNELs; OELs (SCOEL-DG-EMPL); RoHS; Water Framework; Responsible sourcing, Critical/Strategic Raw Materials, EU Conflict Minerals Regulation; Classification and Labeling; Asia (Korea-REACH); Science-based decision-making


    Head Office
    Cobalt Institute
    18 Jeffries Passage
    Guildford GU1 4AP
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The CI and the Cobalt REACH Consortium employ in total 11.5 FTEs, most of whom share their time between the two organisations depending on the needs.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Brigitte Amoruso (Advocacy and PR manager)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr David Weight (President)

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    - European Non-Ferrous Metals Association (Eurometaux)
    - The Critical Raw Materials Alliance (CRM)
    - Non-Ferrous Alliance UK (NFA)
    - European Risk Forum (ERF)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    These costs mostly relate to the running of the Cobalt REACH Consortium (CoRC) which was set up specifically for the implementation of the REACH Regulation.
    This includes generation of studies, data and preparation of registration dossiers required under REACH, as well as the coordination of all activities on behalf of the Consortium members.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

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

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Policy implementations and public relations: see above.
    Events: Annual Cobalt Conference (15-16 May 2019, Hong Kong)

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    4 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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 05 Jun 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject The role of cobalt in the clean energy transition
      DG Energy
      • Dominique Ristori (Director-General)
    • Date 28 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Chemicals and Cobalt in particular
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      • Sebastien Paquot (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 May 2019 Location BERL
      Subject industrial policy, climate and the circular economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Climate action and circular economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
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