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10 December 2019

World Benchmarking Alliance ranks 25 automotive companies on climate & energy

Author: World Benchmarking Alliance

The Automotive Benchmark measures and ranks the world’s leading auto manufacturers. Will they meet the below 2°C warming limit goal set by the Paris Agreement? Are they doing what’s necessary to move to a low carbon economy?...

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9 December 2019

Response by Toyota

Author: Toyota

Toyota is conducting a limited pilot test on wearable technology at one of our US plants.  The test is scheduled to conclude in December. The intent of the pilot is to improve and inform team member safety and ergonomics. We are not measuring or...

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26 November 2019

USA: Companies respond to surveillance concerns that biometric safety devices may be monitoring warehouse workers' productivity

 In November 2019, it was reported that Walmart, Toyota, Heineken and Geodis are testing biometric workplace safety monitoring devices in their warehouses and fulfilment centres in the USA. The devices - made by StrongArm technologies - track workers'...

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20 November 2019

Japan: Labour officials hold Toyota responsible for worker suicide

Author: Reuters

“Toyota says labor officials found it responsible for worker suicide”, 18 Nov 2019...

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Article
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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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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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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12 December 2017

Investors launch five-year global initiative to engage largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to act on climate change

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