As new battery technology transforms consumer markets, there is a growing realisation that the transition to electric is not without social and environmental risks in the countries where battery materials – specifically cobalt, lithium, nickel, graphite and manganese – are mined and chemically processed into battery grade materials.
These risks present significant reputational, legal, compliance and commercial concerns for major industries harnessing the battery revolution including automotive, electronics and utilities infrastructure.
Companies within these sectors are faced with the twin challenge of mitigating the major sourcing risks across these battery metals while simultaneously responding to the rising . . .