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Company response
28 May 2018

Response by Volkswagen

Author: Volkswagen

We are aware of the difficulties in obtaining certain commodities and take comprehensive measures to extract commodities in a socially and environmentally compatible way... [W]e have integrated corresponding sustainability requirements into contracts...

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28 May 2018
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The following report deals with the human rights and environmental problems of platinum mining in South Africa. It also describes the supply chain responsibilities of German companies such as BASF, Daimler, BMW and VW, who import the metal. We invited...

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5 May 2018
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Author: Expansión (México)

“El aumento de la demanda del cobalto agudiza el problema del trabajo infantil” – 3 de mayo de 2018...

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2 May 2018

How electric car & tech companies could be using child labour-mined cobalt from small-scale miners in Dem. Rep. of Congo; includes companies' comments

Car and technology companies source cobalt, which is used in powering electric vehicles and smartphones, from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A CNN investigation has revealed that children still work in some smaller mines, posing a challenge for the...

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1 March 2018
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Esta investigación que se publicará próximamente en inglés también, se desarrolló, en el marco del proyecto “La responsabilidad corporativa por violaciones de derechos humanos durante dictaduras pasadas y conflictos armados: promoción de litigio...

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22 February 2018
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Author: Frenchweb.fr

 « Apple veut signer des accords avec les mines, craignant une pénurie de cobalt », 21 février 2018...

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18 February 2018
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Author: El Tiempo (Colombia)

“Reciclarán el cobalto de celulares usados para fabricar baterías”, 13 de febrero de 2018...

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13 February 2018

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Blockchain technology can help improve cobalt supply chain, say experts

Author: David Clarke, CNBCAfrica

"Blockchain to track Congo’s cobalt from mine to mobile", 2 February 2018...

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7 February 2018
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Article
6 February 2018
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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des multinationales

"Après celle du climat, l'industrie et ses lobbyistes s'attaquent à la science de la pollution de l'air", 30 janvier 2018...

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