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Ford, Huayou & LG Chem commit to ensure minerals from the Dem. Rep. of Congo are not from conflict zones or mined using child labour
Author: Andrea Hotter, Metal Bulletin (UK)
“MINING INDABA: Ford, Huayou Cobalt in blockchain project to monitor DRC cobalt supplies” 4 February 2019....
Argentina: Two ex-Ford executives convicted over abduction & torture of co. workers during military dictatorship
Author: Uki Goñi, The Guardian
"Argentina: two ex-Ford executives convicted in torture case", 11 Dec 2018...
China: Global automakers reportedly feed real-time electric car location data to govt. monitoring centres, raising privacy concerns
"Global automakers are feeding real-time location information and dozens of other data points from electric vehicles to Chinese government monitoring centers, potentially adding to China’s rich kit of surveillance tools…"
UK: Leading employers call for updated health & safety and equalities legislation to promote mental wellbeing
Author: Maggie Baska, People Management (UK)
"Treat mental health the same as physical conditions in employment law, say business leaders", 21 Nov 2018...
Major news organisations and business leaders withdraw from Saudi investment conference over missing journalist
On October 2, 2018, prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi, a once royal advisor turned critic, was murdered by Saudi agents in the consultate. Khashoggi's case prompted a...
HRW launches campaign urging major car companies to stand by Saudi activists jailed for advocating women's right to drive
Author: Human Rights Watch
"Tell Car Companies To Do The Right Thing", 11 September 2018...