31 Oct '17, 7am

BMW Group adopts new approaches for a more sustainable battery cell supply chain

BMW Group adopts new approaches for a more sustainable battery cell supply chain

Cobalt is one of the key components in production of electrified vehicles and is used in significant quantities in high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. The challenge facing companies that work with cobalt as a raw material is that risks related to environmental standards and human rights cannot be completely eliminated in cobalt mining. Since the beginning, more than one and a half years ago, the BMW Group has been participating in the Responsible Cobalt Initiative (RCI), together with many other companies and organisations, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The aim of this initiative is to increase transparency and governance, and implement collective measures to overcome social and environmental risks in the cobalt supply chain. In this context, the BMW Group has ...

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