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10 August 2017

Experts warn rise of electric cars could lead to a battery waste problem; batteries also risk giving off toxic gases

Author: Joey Gardiner, The Guardian

The drive to replace polluting petrol and diesel cars with a new breed of electric vehicles has gathered momentum in recent weeks. But there is an unanswered environmental question at the heart of the electric car movement: what on earth to do with...

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27 February 2017

Vigeo Eiris releases new study assessing how 3000 companies worldwide address four key areas of human rights

The human rights responsibilities of business in a changing world - 23 February 2017...

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9 January 2017

Insufficient monitoring of supply chains by large battery manufacturers exposed

Author: Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post

„Tesla aims to sustain purity of car batteries, but can any company be sure?”, 30 December 2016...

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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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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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12 April 2016

Civil society coalition raises concerns about EU member states "watering down" conflict minerals regulation

Author: CIDSE

"EU member states are watering down proposals that would help stop conflict minerals", 6 Apr 2016...

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Between activism and science: grassroots concepts for sustainability coined by Environmental Justice Organizations

Author: Joan Martinez-Alier (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) & others, Journal of Political Ecology

[Résumé aussi en Français / Resumen también en español] EJOs (environmental justice organizations) and their networks have introduced several concepts to political ecology that have also been taken up by academics and policy makers. In this paper, we...

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6 April 2012

Online course: Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice

Author: EJOLT (Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade)

EJOLT is running an online course “Ecological Economics and Environmental Justice”...from mid/late January to mid/late May [2013]...It has been designed for activists interested in understanding and applying the tools of ecological economics and...

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1 January 2012

2012 World's Most Ethical Companies

Author: Ethisphere

The World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business "ethically" and translate those words into action. WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and...

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12 September 2011
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Author: Federación Internacional de Sindicatos de Trabajadores de la Química, Energía, Minas e industrias diversas, ICEM [Bélgica]

La ICEM y FITIM han renovado su Acuerdo Global con Umicore…en [sus] cuatro grupos empresariales…Representantes de la empresa, de ambas federaciones sindicales internacionales...realizaron…visitas conjuntas a...China…Brasil...Sudáfrica...Este Acuerdo.....

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