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published its “Impact Report 2023.”

It declares that “The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) Standard is Tesla’s preferred mining standard. IRMA is a multi-stakeholder led organization with the most comprehensive mining certification system and transparent reporting of results available. Its focus on continuous improvement allows suppliers to improve their results over time. Tesla has been an IRMA member since late 2021. Our goal is to encourage the uptake of IRMA across our supply chain.”

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The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

which represents more than 620 companies submitted public comment regarding the EU Critical Raw Materials Act to the European Commission endorsing IRMA:

“[The VDA member companies] are committed to greater transparency, respect for human rights and the sustainable extraction of raw materials. Therefore, the EU CRMA Raw Materials Act should support the IRMA as the recommended industry standard for mining.”

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Re-Sourcing—a three-year project funded by the European Commission

highlighted IRMA as one of four good practice cases in the mobility sector, titled: “Responsible Procurement of Minerals by Using a Strong Standard.”

As part of this case study, IRMA and BMW discussed the unique elements which make IRMA a strong standard and noted how companies can use IRMA in assessing their supply chains.