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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Our Vision

The future is an automotive industry where all vehicles are made:

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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.

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How Do Global Automakers Measure Up?

We can't build sustainable vehicles with dirty materials
We can't build sustainable vehicles with dirty materials

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.  

Human Rights

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.

Mineral Extraction

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.

Indigenous Rights

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.

Workers’ Rights

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.

An Essential Transition

The industry’s radical transformation opens an unprecedented opportunity to rebuild supply chains for the benefit of local communities, workers, Indigenous Peoples, the environment, and the climate. Large proportions of heavy industry infrastructure will require reinvestment this decade. At the same time new supply chains are being configured for the energy transition. These are critical windows of opportunity that we cannot miss if we want to ensure the automotive supply chains of the future are free from fossil-fuels, environmental harms and human rights abuses.

The Solutions

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.


Mercedes and H2 Green Steel announce agreements in both Europe and North America

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ArcelorMittal to supply recycled and renewably produced steel to General Motors

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Progress on battery chemistries holds potential to reduce demand for high-intensity minerals

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Mercedes announces new supply chain goals, including steel, aluminum, battery recycling, and human rights risk assessment

Fossil Free & Environment
Human Rights & Responsible Sourcing
Transition Minerals
Workers' Rights
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