Reject child labor BMW will replace the cobalt supplier of battery raw materials

2022/04/08

  Author :Iflowpower – Portable Power Station Supplier

A few days ago, according to foreign media reports, the German automobile manufacturer BMW Group announced to ensure that electric vehicle battery key raw materials are no longer produced by child labor, the company will stop purchasing cobalt mines from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which will be directly from Australia and Morocco Mine purchase cobalt. Since the demand for cobalt from the entire new energy automotive industry is very large, the supply gap of cobalt mine is gradually increased. As an important source of rare metals, cobalt is taken from conflict minerals, which is some non-governmental organizations controlled areas.

Mining area, and behind mineral mining in such mining are often accompanied by non-human acts such as preshaborant, violent stress. BMW said in a press conference held in Paris that the company will supply cobalt raw materials in the next generation of electric vehicles since 2020, and Bloomberg invokes the statement of the BMW Purchasing Department, indicating that German companies will stop from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Purchase cobalt raw materials, its manual mining factory model does not meet the company's sustainable development standards.

At the same time, the London Metal Exchange has also announced the initiative, which will prohibit or remove companies from 2022 "not responsible" procurement, hoping to prevent metal industrial employers and other issues. It is reported that the world's largest cobalt ore is currently located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but due to mining is usually mining by small manual operations, the supply chain cannot be strictly monitored. Previously, BMW tried to pass the pilot project of the block chain, hit the increasingly rampant illegal hiring mining behavior, but asked BMW a few statements, the promotion of the pilot project did not seem smoothly, forcing BMW to stop from the Congo Democratic Republic conducts cobalt raw materials procurement, then BMW transfer cobalt raw procurement center to Australia and Morocco.

Minerals and trade suppliers Jianeng can say that the company has 2900 tons of cobalt raw materials from the Murrinmurrin mining area in Australia; minerals from the Bou-Azzer Mining area from the Moroccan. BMW said that the above-mentioned regional mining method is in line with the standard requirements of its sustainable development. (Source: bmwblog; compile / car home 明 炜).

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