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5 February 2019
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4 February 2019

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....

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1 September 2018
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Author: Jonas Gerding, Edison

Keine Kinderarbeit, das lässt sich bei den verzweigten Lieferketten der Autobauer kaum garantieren. BMW versucht es mit Projekten vor Ort und Zertifikaten... [D]ie Kampagnen von Organisationen wie Amnesty International [bewegen] große Automobilkonzerne...

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26 July 2018
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Author: Radio Okapi (Rép. dém. du Congo)

"Kolwezi : 270 résidences menacées par l’exploitation artisanale des minerais", 26 juillet 2018...

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28 February 2018
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16 November 2017
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Author: Servimedia, EcoDiario (España)

“Amnistía denuncia que baterías de móviles y coches eléctricos proceden del trabajo infantil”, 15 de Noviembre de 2017...

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29 September 2017

The dark side of electric cars: Exploitative labour practices

Author: Mark Dummett, Time (US)

...[S]ome electric cars are not, currently, as ethically “clean” as manufacturers would have us believe. [A key component of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries on which electric cars run is cobalt.] Amnesty International’s research has shown that...

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9 January 2017

Tracking human rights violations & environmental impacts in lithium batteries supply chains in China, DRC & So. America

This series of stories in the Washington Post found that the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries - the power source for smartphones, laptops and electric cars - is linked to human rights abuses and environmental pollution in cobalt mines in Congo,...

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5 October 2016
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30 September 2016

The cobalt pipeline: Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops

Author: Todd C. Frankel, Michael Robinson Chavez & Jorge Ribas, Washington Post

The [Washington] Post traced this cobalt pipeline and, for the first time, showed how cobalt mined in these harsh conditions ends up in popular consumer products.  It moves from small-scale Congolese mines to a single Chinese company — Congo DongFang...

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