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3 May 2019

Ukraine: Fujikura plant supplying electrical equipment to Volkswagen allegedly linked to human rights abuses; incl. co response

In March 2019, Ukrainian media reported on alleged human rights concerns including health & safety abuses, exploitation, sexual harassment and denial of freedom of association at a Fujikura plant (English summary available below). According to the...

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30 April 2019
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Author: Expansión (México)

“La Bolsa de Metales de Londres se transforma para combatir el trabajo infantil”, 24 de abril 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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Company response
29 April 2019

Response by Volkswagen

Author: Volkswagen

Thank you for raising our attention to the case described below. Even though we do not comment on individual cases, we would like to generally describe our internal processes that come into play once we are alerted by such events from outside sources....

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28 April 2019
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28 April 2019
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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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25 April 2019
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Author: Vivien C, Cryptonaute (France)

« Volkswagen va utiliser la blockchain pour améliorer le suivi du cobalt », 19 avril 2019...

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23 April 2019

EU Parliament backs rules to protect whistleblowers following corporate scandals

Author: EURACTIV.com with AFP

[O]n Tuesday (17 April) [t]he parliament backed rules to boost the fight against fraud, corruption, corporate tax avoidance and damage to people’s health and the environment....

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20 April 2019
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Author: Steffen Wurzel, Tagesschau

'Ahnungslos beim Thema Menschenrechte', 20 April 2019...

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