ARE YOU PROUDE TO DRIVE ELECTRIC CAR?
THE REALITY behind the Electric cars.
The industry use children, no security, low salery..
Can we call it Slave workers ?
Volvo will show where the cobalt in the electric car batteries comes from. Amnesty has charted that children down to the age of 14 work 24 hours in a row down in cobalt mines in Congo. They believe it is imperative that the car industry take hold, and welcome Volvo's measures. Electric car batteries use lithium-ion technology that requires the cobalt raw material to work. Around 70 percent of the world's known cobalt reserves are found in Congo. Parts of the cobalt industry in the country are characterized by human rights violations, child labor and poor security in the mines. Amnesty International has mapped human rights violations in the cobalt industry in the report "This is what we die for". - At least 20 percent of all cobalt in Congo comes from so-called craft mines. There are unregulated mines without any security for the workers. They crawl down long, narrow mines 60-70 meters below the ground without protective equipment. They are often barefoot with shorts, t-shirts, caps and headlamps. No safety shoes, no helmet, no bandage, political adviser Beate Ekeløve-Slydal in Amnesty Norway tells ABC News.
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