Cobalt Mining in the Congo Relies on Modern-Day Slavery
February 3rd, 2023
New Research discovered that switching to sustainable energy sources is subject to modern slavery, as it reveals that it is common in cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Cobalt is a crucial component of rechargeable batteries in smartphones, computers, and electric vehicles. The exploited workers are underpaid, work in an inhumane environment, and face health risks from cobalt exposure. Keep reading to learn more about the modern slavery risk in the cobalt mining supply chains.
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