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18 October 2019

Report raises concerns about potential complicity in corruption among companies buying cobalt from DRC

In 2019, Resource Matters published a report alleging that companies producing technology that requires cobalt (such as cell phones, cars, or others with rechargeable batteries) are unable to avoid the potential corruption in the DRC. The report links...

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29 April 2019

Earthworks releases report on the environmental and human impacts of rising mineral demand for renewable energy

Author: Earthworks, UTS ISF

"REPORT: Clean Energy Must Not Rely on Dirty Mining", 17 April 2019....

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28 April 2019
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28 April 2019
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Author: Resource Matters (Belgique)

Le rapport Ni Vus Ni Connus documente comment les grandes entreprises qui achètent du cobalt en RDC ne font pas assez pour atténuer les risques de corruption potentiels dans leurs chaînes d’approvisionnement. Cela est en contradiction avec leur soutien...

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25 March 2019

Electric vehicle users should demand ethical sourcing of battery materials, says industry analyst

Author: Bradley Berman, INSIDEEVs

"Electric Car Drivers Should Boycott Batteries Produced by Child Labor", 22 March 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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4 February 2019
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19 January 2019
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Author: Diario Bitcoin

“Ford, LG y IBM utilizarán Blockchain en la lucha contra el trabajo infantil en minas”, 16 de enero de 2019...

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21 November 2017
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29 July 2017

Electric carmakers need to take more responsibility for mining of raw materials, says researcher at Amnesty Intl.

Author: Karl West, The Guardian

Britain last week joined France in pledging to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040... [T]he road to a promised land of zero-emission vehicles is littered with speed bumps... Battery makers are struggling to secure supplies of key ingredients...

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