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Tesla is the world's top carmaker on the back of a tech boost and huge Chinese sales

Tesla is the world's top carmaker on the back of a tech boost and huge Chinese sales

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"Most of the cobalt supplied to global markets originates from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), of which 20 per cent comes from artisanal mines where child labour and human rights issues have been identified," the report warned.

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Last month, Tesla's 2019 impact report explained how much effort the company had gone through recently to source ethical cobalt from the DRC.

A week later, the Financial Times reported global mining giant Glencore, which has operations in Australia, had signed a deal with Tesla to supply cobalt from its mines in the DRC to Tesla's new Shanghai Gigafactory and Berlin plant.

Source: www.abc.net.au
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