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23 January 2020

42 organisations and companies agree on guiding principles for the creation of sustainable batteries by 2030

Author: Modern Diplomacy

"42 Global Organizations Agree on Guiding Principles for Batteries to Power Sustainable Energy Transition", 23 January 2020....

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18 December 2019
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Author: Sonja Peteranderl, Spiegel Online

"Familien von Minenarbeitern klagen gegen Tech-Konzerne", 17. Dezember 2019...

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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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9 July 2019

DRC: Continued allegations of labour rights violations in electric car supply chain

Author: Henry Sanderson, Financial Times

"Congo, child labour and your electric car", 7 July 2019 ...

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27 January 2019
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Author: Expansión (México)

“Estas son las empresas más sustentables del mundo... y ninguna es mexicana”, 25 de enero de 2019...

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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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