BMW builds out sustainable battery strategy with non-DRC cobalt deal and lithium ion cells from Northvolt

This July, BMW has provided more colour to its battery cell sourcing strategy with the announcement of a €100 million, 5-year cobalt supply deal with Morocco’s Managem Group, and a €2 billion supply contract for battery cells from the Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt.

The company has placed emphasis on the responsible and sustainable sourcing aspect of both of these deals, as the automaker positions itself for increased scrutiny of its suppliers and the growing importance that life cycle assessments will play in the battery supply chain.
How sustainable is BMW’s non-DRC cobalt strategy?
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