US carmaker Ford commits to sustainable battery raw materials sourcing
Published: Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Ford Motor Co is the first United States-based automaker to join the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), with plans to increasingly rely on mined minerals while it expands its investment in the electrification of its fleet, the company said on Monday February 15.
The IRMA provides objective, third-party verification of
industrial-scale mines, covering the full range of issues
related to the impact of mining on the environment and human
rights, it said.
German automaker Mercedes-Benz announced in November that it
had joined the IRMA, noting that through its membership it aims