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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...
Earthworks releases report on the environmental and human impacts of rising mineral demand for renewable energy
Author: Earthworks, UTS ISF
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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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