published the report “Recharge Responsibly to inform downstream users of key environmental, social, and governance issues associated with the extraction and processing of the three battery metals—lithium, cobalt and nickel.

In the report’s recommendations, they call on companies in the EV vehicle battery supply chain to commit to sourcing from “operations [which] adhere to stringent international environmental and human rights best-practice standards (such as those developed by the multi-stakeholder Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance).”