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2 September 2019

So. Africa: Casual Workers Advice Office attacked and burnt during wave of violence in Johannesburg

Author: Casual Workers Advice Office (South Africa)

A wave of violence is sweeping over South Africa targeting first of all women and people perceived as foreigners. This sickening racist xenophobia, sexism and criminality is a direct result of the current intensification of the historic exploitation of...

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24 July 2019

200 CEOs call on new EU leaders to work with business to drive climate action & pursuit of SDGs

Author: Sustainable Brands

"200 CEOs Call on New EU Leaders for Sustainable Europe by 2030", 23 July 2019...

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14 May 2019
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Author: Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, FARN (Argentina)

“Jujuy: La Extracción De Litio Arrasa Con Los Derechos De Las Comunidades” – 6 de mayo de 2019...

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30 April 2019
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Author: Susanne Götze, Deutschlandfunk

[...] Lithium wird gebraucht, um Batterien herzustellen. [...] Rund zehn Kilo Lithium brauchen die Hersteller für eine einzige Elektro-Auto-Batterie für ein Elektroauto. Allein seit 2016 hat sich der weltweite Lithiumabbau mehr als verdoppelt und...

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30 April 2019

The downside of electromobility: Lithium mining in South America destroys livelihoods & access to water for indigenous people

Author: Susanne Götze, Deutschlandfunk

This is an unofficial summary translation by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. The full document in German is available below....

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2 April 2019

Australia & New Zealand: Push for govt. intervention in regulating social media cos. intensifies after mass shooting

Author: Damien Cave, NY Times (USA)

"Countries Want to Ban ‘Weaponized’ Social Media. What Would That Look Like?", ...

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Company response
17 September 2018

PGGM Vermogensbeheer BV response

"The three companies mentioned in your cover mail that make up the $35 million investment – Ayala Corp., Marubeni Corp., and Toyota Tsusho Corp. – are part of the passively managed global equity index portfolio. These, as you mention, are conglomerates...

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26 February 2018

Apple explores buying cobalt from mining cos; only accepts cobalt from Dem. Rep. of Congo if adequate safeguards against child labour

Author: The Times (UK)

 "Apple powers up fight over battery metal cobalt," 22 February 2018...

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1 December 2017
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Author: CSR News

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Amnesty International veröffentlichte einen Bericht über Kinderarbeit in den Kobalt-Minen des Kongo. Abnehmer des wertvollen Rohstoffs sind möglicherweise auch die großen Autokonzerne. Es ist die Schattenseite der...

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30 November 2017

Top car manufacturers launch initiative to address environmental, human & labour rights issues in the supply chain

Author: Edie

The Raw Materials Observatory is the product of a five-year partnership [...] between 10 leading car manufacturers which aims to improve sustainability in the automotive supply chain. The new commitment, signed by Daimler AG, Honda, JLR, Scania, VW,...

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