It’s time to lead the charge toward truly clean and equitable cars
The transition to electric vehicles is now inevitable – and that’s a good thing. But as we say goodbye to fossil-fueled cars, we also need to transform their dirty supply chains. We need to ensure the new generation of electric vehicles aren’t manufactured in a way that harms people and the planet, but instead benefits us all.
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Respecting and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples, workers, and local communities throughout the supply chain.
Preserving and restoring environmental health and biodiversity across supply chains, while reducing primary resource demand through efficient resource use and increased recycled content.
100% electric and made with a fossil fuel-free supply chain.
Climate & Environment
We can’t build sustainable vehicles with dirty metals and materials
By ditching gas and diesel, EVs have significantly lower lifetime emissions than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. What comes out of the tailpipe is clean. But the manufacturing process is not – at least not yet.
We can’t continue to replicate injustices
For decades, auto supply chains have been riddled with environmental and human rights abuses. The EV transition is an opportunity to put an end to environmental destruction and human rights abuses of the oil industry. But without proactive intervention from automakers, we risk replicating these abuses in the EV supply chain, too.
Cobalt, nickel, lithium, copper, manganese, and zinc are some of the transition minerals needed to manufacture EVs. The process also uses bauxite for aluminum and iron ore for steel. Extracting and refining many of these minerals has a tragic history of violent conflict and human rights abuses of workers and local communities.
More than half the resources needed to power the electric transition are located on or near the lands of Indigenous Peoples. But the companies that extract these resources often violate Indigenous Peoples’ rights to land, territory and Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.
Discrimination, low wages, forced labor, and unsafe working conditions are just some of the problems that persist across the many automakers' own operations and throughout their supply chains around the world.
Supply Chain News & Progress
The Race Is On
Supply chain transformation is a risk management imperative and opportunity for a competitive edge. Leading brands are already securing a first-mover advantage and leveraging their power to transform legacy supply chains into a force for good. The revolution is underway.