. . . On Wednesday, the Drive Sustainability partnership announced it would establish a "Raw Materials Observatory" to address and rectify "ethical, environment, human and labor rights issues" in sourcing raw materials, Reuters reports.
The partnership is coordinated by CSR Europe, a business network for corporate social responsibility, and counts 10 members: VW, Toyota Motor Europe, Ford, Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart), BMW, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo Cars, and truckmakers Scania (a VW Group truck brand) and Volvo Group.
“The Raw Material Observatory will assess the risks posed by the top raw materials (such as mica, cobalt, rubber, leather and others) in the automotive sector," said executive director of CSR Europe Stefan Crets in a release. . . .