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Human rights impacts and metal traceability in the Automotive OEM supply chain

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Last week CSR Europe participated in a conference organised by a number of German NGOs (180+ participants) focusing on human rights impacts and metal traceability in the Automotive OEM supply chain.

The conference served to launch a report “From Ore to Car”, which calls for co-responsibility of the car industry for human rights conditions in the supply chain. The report contains a number of specific recommendations directed towards companies (based on the UN Guiding Principles) and although at this stage they are limited to the automotive sector, this could be seen as indicative of a wider trend of rising NGO expectations.