Advancing responsible sourcing
in mineral value chains
To facilitate the understanding and uptake of responsible sourcing practices in the mineral value chain, the project provides detailed reports for the three key sectors (Renewable Energy, Mobility and Electric & Electronic Equipment). Other important issues are addressed through a series of Briefing Documents.
This page also includes links to videos where industry and sector experts discuss issues around responsible sourcing and the role of various stakeholders and actors
This briefing document summarises the State-of-play and roadmap concept of the mobility sector, including the identification of the main actors in and outside the EU and the challenges within the battery value chain for the mining, production and recycling stages. The findings indicate that the mining of the relevant materials is associated with negative social impacts like human rights violations, conflicts with local communities as well as environmental issues such as water & energy consumption, including the occurrence of toxic materials. Recycling is crucial for lithium-ion batteries at the end of their life cycle, among other things because the risk of thermal runaway is high.