Volkswagen joins “Cobalt for Development” initiative
Green Car Congress
NOVEMBER 21, 2020
Volkswagen says that it is actively engaging in improving artisanal cobalt mining conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as well as the living conditions for people in the surrounding communities. Cobalt is an important raw material for the production of electric vehicle batteries. Artisanal mining involves risks to the environment and people. Volkswagen has joined the “Cobalt for Development” initiative ( earlier post ) and is thus supporting efforts to minimize these risks.