Cobalt is a major component of all lithium ion batteries.
- Electric and hybrid vehicles
- Solar power storage systems
Most cobalt is sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Local child labour issues highlighted by Amnesty International 2016¹
- Tech companies require ethically-sourced cobalt
KNP is an ethical source of cobalt.
¹ Source: “This is what we die for: Human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo power the global trade in cobalt.” Amnesty International, January 2016 (AFR 62/3183/2016)