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  • Mercedes-Benz Daimler AG DRC cobalt Ambition 2039 Jungo Brüngger

    Mercedes tackles cobalt mining issues

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    Mercedes-Benz says it will follow its supply chains all the way back to the mines, if that is what it takes to ensure that the lithium and cobalt going into its rapidly expanding line of electric vehicles is produced with high environmental and human rights standards. "Our aspiration is very clear – we want our products to contain only raw materials that have been mined and produced without human rights violations," said Renata Jungo Brüngger, a board member of both Me... Full story

  • Democratic Republic of Congo small lithium ion battery metal mining

    Tesla empowers artisanal cobalt miners

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Tesla Inc. has joined a growing effort to address artisanal cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, not by boycotting this much maligned source of the lithium-ion battery metal but by investing in it. The iconic electric automaker has joined the Fair Cobalt Alliance, an organization with a vision of making the small but often dangerous cobalt mines in DRC a better place to work for men and women who have few other livelihood options. Artisanal mining in DRC has... Full story